Saturday, May 21, 2016

Where Hawaii Ranks 44: Gambling

Hawaii is tied with five other states with the fewest casinos per capita (0), with six others for fewest gaming machines per capita (0), with five others for lowest lottery sales per capita (no lottery).

Plus, Hawaii is the second-least gambling-friendly state. All this according to WalletHub (2016).

And yet, check out THESE rankings:

Most Gambling-Related Arrests Per Capita 
  2. (Tie) Illinois
  3. Mississippi
  4. Maryland
  5. New Jersey

Most Gambling Problems and Treatment
  1. Mississippi 
  3. Illinois
  4. Tennessee
  5. Maryland

How can this be? Two reasons: Sports betting (the "6-5" is practically an industry in itself during football season), and Las Vegas (we go there a lot).

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