CASINO WATCH
Bankruptcy facts:

  • Costs of new pathological gamblers in 3 years were $9 billion

  • By 2000, bankruptcy costs due to gambling - $220 per household

  • Gambling could be the fastest-growing cause bankruptcy

  • Counties with gambling had an 18% higher bankruptcy rate

  • 21% of Illinois Gamblers Anonymous members had filed bankruptcy

  • Rates are higher in counties with gambling facilities

  • Casino gambling being blamed for the rising tide of bankruptcy

  • Gamblers can bankrupt the family

  • Gambling financially and spiritually bankrupts

  • NV bankruptcy rates are climbing

  • NV man filed $4 million bankruptcy, lost 10 homes and 2 businesses

  • NV - Average bankruptcy debt loss $9,556

  • LA bankruptcy filings 14.4 percent in 2001

  • MS in 2001 increased nearly 21 percent over the previous year

  • TN high rates in nation, attributed to Tunica, MS casinos

  • IL University - gambling accessibility brings more bankruptcies

  • IL - Increase in bankruptcies coincides with boats' arrival

  • IA - 25% filing record high bankruptcies are gamblers

  • IA bankruptcies jumped 34% in 2001

  • NM bankruptcies up 22% in 2001

  • NY record level bankruptcies attributed to gambling