Tuesday, January 30, 2007

What Happens in California ... Hurts California

By Chris Thompson
Tue, Jan 30, 2007 at 3:27 PM

A new survey has concluded that the number of "problem gamblers" in California is a whopping one million, according to a report by the Copley News Service. The study, which was conducted on behalf of the state, is the largest of its kind in the history of the gambling industry, surveying more than seven thousand people. According to a study by University of Nevada Las Vegas professor Bill Thompson, each problem gambler will lose an average of $112,400 over his or her lifetime. Such unsettling numbers could help cripple efforts to build new Indian casinos in California, including the Casino San Pablo.

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