A new study by WalletHub looks into 2019’s Most Gambling-Addicted States and revealed that Florida is the 2nd least gambling-addicted state.
There are different types of gamblers "social" or "recreational" will occasionally grab a lotto ticket when they're at the gas station or place a small beta at a casino.
But the difference between "social" gamblers and having a gambling disorder and are addicted to playing.
However, addiction can have serious economic consequences.
U.S. consumers experienced over $100 billion per year in gambling losses.
To figure out the 2019's Most Gambling-Addicted States WalletHub's Methodology was based on a point system.
WalletHub compared the 50 states across two key dimensions, “Gambling-Friendliness” and “Gambling Problem & Treatment.”
Then evaluated the two dimensions and using 20 relevant metrics.
The metrics were graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 was how much one depends on gambling and then determined each state’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate the overall score.
To find out where other states ranked clicked here
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