Mayor Jim Watson will ask council to endorse a new gaming facility for Ottawa. With that in mind, our weekly ottawasun.com survey focuses on the casino issue.
There were 1,665 votes.
Do you think the city of Ottawa should have a casino?
- Yes 973 votes, 58%
- Depends on where it’s located 391 votes, 23%
- No 301 votes, 18%
What would be the main benefit of having a casino in Ottawa?
- The economic spinoff in terms of job creation 843 votes, 51%
- Flow of cash into city coffers 666 votes, 40%
- Convenience of use 156 votes, 9%
If the city does get a casino, where should it be located?
- Rideau Carleton Raceway 777 votes, 47%
- Downtown 626 votes, 38%
- Scotiabank Place 262 votes, 15%
If the city does get a casino, should the Rideau Carleton Raceway still have slots?
- Yes 1,388 votes, 83%
- No 277 votes, 17%
If the city does get a casino, how often do you think you would go?
- 1-5 times a year 869 votes, 52%
- I would never go to a casino 390 votes, 23%
- 6-10 times a year 216 votes, 14%
- More than 10 times a year 190 votes, 11%
What’s your game of preference at a casino?
- Slots 928 votes, 56%
- Blackjack 380 votes, 22%
- Poker 197 votes, 12%
- Roulette 160 votes, 10%