LOUISIANA (WVLA) - The Kentucky Derby is coming soon and the personal-finance website WalletHub compared 19 key metrics to find out which states are the most gambling addicted.
WalletHub said the "data set ranges from presence of illegal gambling operations to lottery sales per capita to share of adults with gambling disorders."
According to WalletHub, Louisiana finished fifth in the rankings of most gambling addicted states.
Louisiana contributes to the over $100 billion that Americans lose through gambling each year.
WalletHub provided a sample of some of the Gambling Addiction in Louisiana results (1=Most Addicted, 25=Avg.):
13th – Casinos per Capita
6th – Gaming Machines per Capita
7th – Gambling-Related Arrests per Capita
5th – Legality of Sports Gambling
If you are interested in learning more about WalletHub's nationwide results, visit 2018's Most Gambling-Addicted States.
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