Mini Poll: Admiral For Sale On e-Bay


Do you consider yourself a gambler?


Yes:
 21%
No:
 76%
No, I don't, but others consider me a gambler:
 3%

 


In which of the following ways do you gamble? (check all that apply)


In local casinos:
 30%
At on-line gaming sites:
 2%
In Las Vegas, Reno, Monte Carlo, or somewhere else out of town:
 24%
In the stocks or commodities markets:
 31%
I buy lottery tickets:
 43%
I play in the office sports pool:
 24%
I do not wear my seatbelt:
 6%
I text while I drive:
 9%
I leave my umbrella at home on cloudy days:
 38%

 


Which of the following local casinos is your favorite?


Lumiere Place in downtown St. Louis:
 16%
Casino Queen in East St. Louis:
 2%
Ameristar Casino in St. Charles:
 3%
Argosy’s Alton Belle in Illinois:
 1%
Harrah’s Casino in Maryland Heights:
 6%
River City Casino in south St. Louis County:
 6%
I liked the old President Casino on the Admiral the best:
 2%
None of them, because I rarely/never go to local casinos:
 64%

 


How many trips to a local casino have you made in the past 12 months?


None:
 53%
One:
 27%
Several:
 16%
Quite a few:
 2%
Lots and lots:
 2%

 


How far away from your residence is the nearest casino?


I can walk, bike, or kayak to it:
 7%
1-5 miles:
 33%
6-10 miles:
 37%
11-20 miles:
 19%
More than 20 miles away:
 4%

 


Would you be more inclined to go gamble at a local casino if one were closer to your home?


Yes:
 6%
No:
 54%
Casino proximity does not determine my decision to gamble:
 41%

 


Have you visited any of the restaurants, nightclubs, or bars at local casinos?


Yes:
 64%
No:
 36%

 


Have you spent a night in any of the hotels attached to a local casino?


Yes:
 16%
No:
 84%

 


Should smoking be banned on the gaming floors of local casinos?


Yes:
 71%
No:
 29%

 


Would you be more or less likely to gamble at a local casino if smoking were banned on the gaming floor?


More likely:
 32%
Less likely:
 7%
It would not make a difference:
 61%

 


Did you vote to legalize riverboat gambling in Missouri or Illinois?


Yes:
 50%
No:
 32%
I didn't vote either way:
 18%

 


If you had a chance to vote again, would you vote to ban riverboat gambling in Missouri or Illinois?


Yes:
 40%
No:
 60%

 


Do you know anyone who is currently participating in the Missouri Gaming Commission’s Voluntary Exclusion Program (The List)?


Yes:
 13%
Yes, me:
 1%
No:
 86%

 


If you had to bet on the outcome, where will the Missouri Gaming Commission permit the next casino in Missouri?


Cape Girardeau:
 55%
North St. Louis City:
 15%
Sugar Creek near Kansas City:
 9%
The Gaming Commission will not approve a new casino anytime soon, so it isn’t a bet:
 21%

 


Do you believe that, in general, the money generated for state and local governments by casinos has been used for the purposes for which it was promised?


Generally, yes:
 23%
Generally, no:
 77%

 


Do you think that Missouri voters should be asked to approve the construction of land-based casinos in the state?


Yes:
 51%
No:
 49%

 


Would you consider joining a group of people to buy the SS Admiral on e-Bay?


Yes:
 9%
Yes, as long as it didn’t cost me too much money:
 19%
No:
 72%

 


Which of the following is the best gambling movie?


The Hustler (1961):
 8%
Viva Las Vegas (1964):
 2%
Casino Royale (1967):
 7%
The Sting (1973):
 43%
Bugsy (1991):
 2%
Rain Man (1988):
 9%
Casino (1995):
 11%
Ocean's Eleven (2001):
 18%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.