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For the First Time, a Smaller Jackpot: Trends in State Revenues from Gambling

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Publication Date: September 2009

Publisher(s): The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government

Author(s): Robert B. Ward; Lucy Dadayan

Topic: Government (State or regional government)

Keywords: Gambling; State Revenues

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


State and local gambling revenues dropped 2.6 percent in 2009, according to preliminary data in this report. The drop is the first in at least three decades. In the past year, at least 25 states have considered expanding gambling operations to close budget gaps.