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Title: The Costs and Consequences of Gambling In the State of Delaware
Authors: Health Services Policy Research Group, University of Delaware
Wilson, Robert
Solano, Paul
McDuffie, Mary Joan
Johanson, Barbara
Keywords: Gambling -- Delaware;Compulsive gambling -- Delaware;Gambling -- Economic aspects -- Delaware;Gambling -- Social aspects -- Delaware
Issue Date: Oct-2002
Abstract: This report analyzes the costs and consequences of legalized gambling in Delaware. The legalization of slot machine gambling in 1995 stimulated the growth of a new sector of the Delaware labor force. This sector includes jobs at gambling establishments and jobs in supporting services, such as hotels, restaurants, and bars. Gambling also brings visitors from out-of-state who spend money at stores, gas stations, motels, and restaurants. Besides these economic benefits, legalized gambling has resulted in substantial costs and consequences, including those associated with excessive debt and bankruptcy, divorce, embezzlement, and child neglect.
Description: Permission granted to archive report in repository by Paul L. Solano, Director, Health Services Policy Research Group (HSPRG), University of Delaware.
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