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Journal of Gambling Studies

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 301–319 | Cite as

Gambling and its impacts in a northeastern Minnesota community: An exploratory study

  • Mikal J. Aasved
  • J. Clark Laundergan
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Abstract

This exploratory study was undertaken to assess the effects of legalized gambling in a northeastern Minnesota community and to inform the state's citizens and decision makers of the impacts of gambling. The community, the types of gambling available, and the types of businesses and organizations involved in gambling are described. Annual (1990) amounts of money won and lost, profit margins for various types of gambling, and the resulting economic and social community impacts are discussed. The most consequential findings are the amounts of money spent on gambling (twice the state's per capita average) and the resulting community revenue losses (nearly $2 million or $105 per person) annually. Nevertheless, many local citizens want even more gambling opportunities. Public policy and future research issues are raised.

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Decision Maker Public Policy Exploratory Study Social Community Research Issue 
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Copyright information

© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikal J. Aasved
    • 1
  • J. Clark Laundergan
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Addiction StudiesUniversity of MinnesotaDuluth

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