TOTAL COST OF GAMBLING ADDICTION
BY WILLIAM N. THOMPSON
PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA - LAS VEGAS
www.billygamble.com


Nevada
Wisconsin
Connecticutt
S. Carolina
 
Cost of missed work
$2,364
1,329
1,770
2,156
Cost of Being out of a job
2,673
1,666
1,666
1,082
Cost of Unemployment Comp
87
448
448
178
Costs of Thefts
3,379
1,733
7,219
1,035
Debt/Bankruptcy
9,493
1,487
2,300
464
Cost of Civil Suits
777
535
536
470
Costs of Arrests
95
38
71
116
Costs of Trials
85
179
458
124
Costs of Jail Time
80
534
556
334
Cost of Probation
170
152
333
117
Costs of Food Stamps
50
61
178
56
Costs of Welfare
84
56
345
84
Costs of Treatment
372
377
114
83
 
Total cost
19,711
8,681
15,994
6,299
 

Annualizing Gambling Factor

 
Losses Gambling (annual)
28,100
15,000
27,500
9,687
Planned Suicide
61%
55%
44%
71%
Attempted Suicide
27%
24%
17%
30%