Compulsive Gambling in Kentucky
SubjectCompulsive gambling -- Kentucky
Gamblers -- Kentucky -- Psychology
Gambling -- Kentucky
Gambling -- Law and legislation -- Kentucky
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AbstractKentucky currently allows commercial, legalized gambling in horse racing, lottery sales, and charitable gaming. Legalizing electronic slot machine or casino-style gambling also is being discussed at the state level. Recent increases in casino-style gambling in surrounding states, and the United States in general, has been followed by an increased awareness that some gamblers develop a pathological disorder from gambling. This severe form of problem gambling is referred to as compulsive gambling. The 2003 General Assembly enacted House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 126, directing the Legislative Research Commission to study compulsive gambling in Kentucky. The resolution directed that the study include a descriptive and economic analysis of the current status of compulsive gambling in the state. Therefore, the purpose of the study is to provide an accounting of the compulsive gamblers in the state and provide information about this type of gambler.
Research report / Legislative Research Commission ; no. 316