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A recently released YouGov report found that nearly six in ten people, or 56 percent, in Singapore believe that online gambling should not be allowed.
This is higher than the global average of 46 percent, or two in five people who share this belief.
Singapore has the same high score as China when it comes to resisting online gambling. Only Spain and India have a higher proportion of those who share this sentiment, with 57 percent of respondents in both countries saying that online gambling should be banned.
Across demographics, it is older Singaporeans who have negative attitudes towards online gambling, with 68 percent sharing this sentiment.
Among Gen Xers, six in ten feel this way; 45 percent of Gen Z and 44 percent of millennial respondents, respectively, are against online gambling.
When asked whether the rules and regulations for online gambling in Singapore are too strict, only 25 percent of respondents agreed that this is the case. Forty percent indicated that they did not agree, while a third of the respondents indicated that they would not make a decision.
The respondents to the Singapore YouGov survey tended to say that Singapore’s laws regarding online gambling are too strict were the respondents from Gen X and Gen Z, with 28 percent of respondents in both demographics. sentiment expressed.
Conversely, 44 percent of millennials said the opposite was true, while 43 percent of baby boomers said they weren’t sure.
Results of the YouGov study have been released as Singapore gambling revenues have returned to 70 percent of pre-Covid-19 levels.
In addition, plans for expansion were recently announced at Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa. /TISG
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