STATES WITH CASINOS
AND NO GAMBLING LOSS LIMITS
HAVE SEVERE BUDGET DEFICITS

California: -$35 billion budget deficit 1.
Indian Casinos, Lottery, Tracks
Connecticut: -$650 million budget deficit 2.
Indian Casinos, Lottery, Tracks
Illinois: -$5 billion budget deficit 3.
Casinos, Lottery, Tracks
Iowa: -$50 million budget deficit 4.
Casinos, Indian Casinos, Lottery, Tracks with slots
Indiana: -$850 million budget deficit 5.
Casinos, Lottery, Track Pari-mutuel
Louisiana: -$90 million budget deficit 6.
Casinos, Indian Casinos, Lottery, Tracks with slots
Michigan: -$1 billion budget deficit 7.
Casinos, Indian Casinos, Lottery, Tracks
Mississippi: -$96 million budget deficit 4.
Casinos, Indian Casinos
New Jersey: -$5 billion budget deficit 8.
Casinos, Lottery, Track Pari-mutuel
Nevada: -$244 million budget deficit 9.
Casinos, Indian casinos, Track Pari-mutuel

Why hasn't "no limits" casino gambling
solved these state budgets?


THE COST OF ADDICTION

GAMBLING ADDICTION RATES
Detroit
11.4% 10.
Nevada
6.6% 11.
Connecticut
6% 12.
Iowa
5.4% 13.
Florida
5.2% 14.
Mississippi
4.9% 15.
Illinois
2 to 5% 16.
California
3% 17.

Social Cost Estimates
Tied Directly to Problem & Pathological Gamblers
Business Profitability Versus Social Profitability: Evaluating Industries with Externalizes, The Case of the Casino Industry, By Earl L. Grinols, David B. Mustard

CRIME
Apprehension & Increase Police Costs
$ 257
Adjudication (Criminal & Civil Justice Cost
$ 676
Incarceration & Supervision Costs
$ 3,065
BUSINESS & EMPLOYMENT COSTS
Lost Productivity on job
$ 1,082
Lost Time & Unemployment
$ 2,913
BANKRUPTCY
$ 316
SUICIDE
ILLNESS
$ 700
SOCIAL SERVICE COSTS
Therapy/Treatment Costs
$ 189
Unemployment, etc. (Welfare/Food Stamps)
$ 442
GOVERNMENT DIRECT REGULATORY COSTS
FAMILY COSTS Divorce, Separation
$ 111
ABUSED DOLLARS
$ 3,834
ANNUAL SOCIAL COST PER GAMBLER
$13,585

1. AP 1/11/03 for 2 yrs. 2.ctnow.com 1/26/02 3. STLToday.com 1/18/03 4.www.pbs.org/now/politics/budgetmap.html#ms 5. Indianapolis Star 1/10/03 6.The Advocate 5/27/02 7. Michigan Free Press 6/14/02 8.Boston.com 2/3/03 9. Las Vegas Review-Journal 4/11/02  10. Michigan's Community Health Department 11. Gemini Research Inc. of Northampton, Mass. 12.CT:Anti-gambling forum today at Wesleyan By AMY L. ZITKA, Middletown Press Staff
13. www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/gamble/procon/kindt.html  14. University of Florida 15. 1998 Montana Gambling Study 16. Minutes of IL Gaming Board
17. www.calproblemgambling.org