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A new poll of 520 registered voters in California shows that a majority of voters in the Golden State support online gambling legalization.
The poll was issued by the Field Poll and took a random sample of 520 voters from September 1-12. The poll shows the majority of voters, 53% overall support online poker legalization, with 41% opposing the idea.
Voters under the age of 40 are much more likely to support the legalization and regulation of the card game, with overall support by voters under 40 jumping to 73%.
Proponents of the legislation, which is sitting in front of the California Legislature, say that it will bring millions of dollars annually to support the state. Many opponents of the bill believe that the legalization of online poker would harm Indian Casinos and not do enough to combat problem gambling.
The full results of the poll can be found at http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_D_field24.20d8043.html .