5.15.2010

MAGNIFYING GLASS SOURCES

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37% to 50% of casino revenue comes from addicted gamblers
Grinols' studies also show that between 37 and 50 percent of casino revenues come from pathological or problem gamblers.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Maine's neighbors would copy casinos /11.10.02
Gambling in America, Costs and Benefits by Earl L. Grinols

20% of addicted gamblers have filed for bankruptcy
Professor John Warren Kindt and John K. Palchak, Bankruptcy Developments Journal, Volume 19, No. 1

20% of the homeless are gambling addicts
Atlantic City Rescue Mission, Association of Gospel Rescue Missions in Kansas

20% of gambling addicts commit or attempt suicide
National Council on Problem Gambling

The average (gambling) debt is between $63,000 and $110,000
CT Department of Mental Health



ARCHIVES, 2010:


Over $5 billion is gambled illegal on the the Super Bowl
www.post-gazette.com / Portals: Local bookies could win big with 2007 Super Bowl
January 31, 2007

Internet gambling Topped $12 billion in revenue last year
www.sacbee.com / Online gambling booms as laws try to catch up / July 9, 2006

US slot's take is $1 billion every day
WWW.NYTIMES.COM / May 9, 2004

Americans spend $600 billion per year on gambling - $400 billion on food
www.courierpress.com/3.8.04 / States are addicted to gambling

Employers lose $810 million in productivity before the Super Bowl
http://www.heraldnet.com/stories/07/02/02/100bus_rosenberg001.cfm / The consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.