Opposition Softening to Gambling in Phila.

Publication: Philadelphia Inquirer


02/10/2010 - Philadelphia's resistance to casinos is gradually waning as the arrival of at least one gambling hall on the waterfront appears certain.

A poll of 1,602 people conducted in January by The Pew Charitable Trusts found that 51 percent favored casino gambling in the city, consistent with results of 53 percent in April and 49 percent in January 2009. But it is the hard-line opposition that appears to be softening.

Those who declared themselves opposed to casinos in totaled 34 percent, a 9-percentage-point dip from January 2009, when 43 percent opposed casinos.

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