New Jersey Residents Oppose Internet Gambling

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A recent poll by Farleigh Dickinson University has found that residents of New Jersey oppose legalizing internet gambling by a 58-31% margin.

When it comes to sports betting, however, residents of the Garden state were completely reversed, with 60% of voters supporting legalizing the act while 26% opposed with 14% unsure of their stance.

The poll consisted of 797 registered voters who were polled via telephone between April 30th and May 6th. Women were against internet gambling by a 65-25% margin while men were opposed by a 52-37% margin. Voters under the age of 30 were the only demographic group to support the act.

Commenting on the study, poll Director Peter Woolley said: "Online gambling may be a good bet for new state revenue, but lots of voters don't think it's a good bet for New Jersey. I suppose there is something to be said for losing money without the inconvenience of leaving town, but that's usually called property tax or alimony."