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WalletHub: New Jersey is 2021’s 7th most gambling-addicted state

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2021’s 7th most gambling-addicted state, according to a study done by WalletHub.

With gambling addictions rising during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Kentucky Derby soon to kick off, the personal-finance website WalletHub Wednesday released its report on 2021’s Most Gambling-Addicted States.

In order to call out the states where gambling addiction is most prevalent, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 21 key metrics. The data set ranges from the presence of illegal gambling operations to lottery sales per capita to the share of adults with gambling disorders.

Gambling Addiction in New Jersey (1=Most Addicted, 25=Avg.):
  • 27th – Gaming Machines per Capita
  • 11th – Lottery Sales per Capita
  • 3rd – % of Adults with Gambling Disorders
  • 5th – Gambling-Related Arrests per Capita
  • 1st – Legality of Daily Fantasy Sports
  • 18th – Legality of Sports Gambling

Source: WalletHub

 

Here are the top 5 most gambling-addicted states:

  1. Nevada
  2. Mississippi
  3. South Dakota
  4. Montana
  5. Louisiana
Here are the top 5 least gambling-addicted states:
  1. Utah
  2. North Carolina
  3. Maine
  4. Michigan
  5. New Mexico

To view the full report, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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