Hawaii residents share their thoughts on casino gambling, charging tourists

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — More than half of Hawaii’s residents still don’t want to see casinos in the islands.

According to a new survey conducted by the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Public Policy Center, 52% of the 700 people polled said they oppose allowing casino gambling in the state.

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When asked about tourism, 78% of people either strongly or somewhat-favor charging tourists an entry fee at parks and other hot spots during peak times.

Additionally, 45% of those surveyed said they remain in favor of both vaccination and testing requirements for travelers.

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