The Costs and Consequences of Gambling In the State of Delaware
AuthorHealth Services Policy Research Group, University of Delaware
McDuffie, Mary Joan
SubjectGambling -- Delaware
Compulsive gambling -- Delaware
Gambling -- Economic aspects -- Delaware
Gambling -- Social aspects -- Delaware
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AbstractThis 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.
SponsorshipState of Delaware, Health and Social Services, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
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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