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Casinos and state lotteries are the most predatory business in America and their windfall is coming at your expense.

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Legalized sports gambling is playing a large role in corrupting popular sports

This editorial by The Nation declares legalized sports gambling operators play an equal if not greater role in corrupting popular sports than illegal, underground gambling.

2016 ‘Legitimate’ gambling is destroying sports

Sports gambling apps target users as young as 13 years old

This Market Watch article outlines the move by app developers to tap into the large and growing U.S. sports gambling market by developing ‘freemium’ models for users as young as 13 years old. These models include no purchase required apps where users must view advertising to enter pools and free virtual currency based apps.

2016 Sports gambling apps target users as young as 13

Study shows citizens reduce their spending on key household items when they play the lottery

This paper by Univ. of Maryland Professor Economics Melissa Kearney reveals that household lottery spending is financed primarily by a reduction in non-gambling expenditures, not by a reduction in expenditures on other forms of gambling. The introduction of a state lottery is associated with an average decline of $46 per month, or 2.4 percent, in household non-gambling expenditures. Low-income households reduce non-gambling household expenditures by 2.5 percent on average, 3.1 percent when the state lottery includes instant games.

State Lotteries and Consumer Behavior

The Lottery is a tax, an inefficient, regressive, and exploitive tax

Max Galka of Metrocosm compiled data from the New Your State Lottery which illustrates the deceptive methods used by the state governments to advertise, distribute revenues, reveal expenses and  inflate ticket costs.   He also goes on to explain why it is not a tax on the stupid but a tax on addicts and their families.

2015 The lottery is a tax, an inefficient, regressive, and exploitative tax

2015 New life for Aksarben neighborhood in Omaha

Redevelopment of the former site of the Aksarben Racetrack and Coliseum has moved very quickly and successfully.  The mixed use 70 acre development project includes restaurants, retail and office buildings, apartments and townhouses, hotels, a fitness center, a movie theater and a park with an ampitheater.  In addition, the University of Nebraska at Omaha has developed adjacent properties working closely with the community to revitalize the surrounding areas as well.

2015 New life for Aksarben neighborhood in Omaha (1)

State Lotteries and Consumer Behavior

This report revealed that household lottery spending is financed primarily by a reduction in non-gambling expenditures, not by a reduction in expenditures on other forms of gambling. The introduction of a state lottery is associated with an average decline of $46 per month, or 2.4 percent, in household nongambling expenditures. Low-income households reduce non-gambling household expenditures by 2.5 percent on average, 3.1 percent when the state lottery includes instant games.  This report was complied by Melissa Schettini Kearney at the Wellesley College and National Bureau of Economic Research.

 

2015 State Lotteries and Consumer Behavior

Class II gaming hurts low-income tribal members



An article in the Valley Journal explains why the gaming revenues expected with the introduction of Class II are not evenly distributed over all tribal casinos and the benefits expected are often not realized.

2015 Class II gaming hurts low-income tribal members

 

 

Experts warn gambling and family violence linked

An Australian advocacy group, Women’s Health East, have explored the relationship between two social issues, gambling and family violence.

2015 Concerning link between online gambling advertisements and family violence, experts warn (1)

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