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Study reveals online gambling led to *fewer* gambling problems
A report released by the British government's Gambling Commission today reveals that problem gambling has not increased over the last eight years, despite widespread speculation to the contrary. In fact, there may be fewer problems today than before gambling was legalized in Great Britain on the Internet. The British Gambling Prevalence Survey is a large-scale nationally representative survey of participation in gambling and the prevalence of problem gambling in Great Britain. The first B
Sep 19, 2007, 5:17 pm - Lottery News

Study proves lottery not 'regressive tax' played mostly by poor
Editor's note: As you'll read below, the initial data provided by the New York Lottery to The Post-Star was incorrect, but the comparisons of geographic sales data and the results of the study were still valid, even after the correct figures were applied. Lottery Post has long opposed the theory that poor people disproportionately play the lottery, and this in-depth look at actual lottery sales data supports Lottery Post's position. Some have gone as far as labeling lotteries regressive taxat
Jun 14, 2006, 8:51 am - Lottery News

Poll: Most Baptists Oppose N.C. Lottery
More than half the respondents to a Baptist web poll want any North Caolina lottery proposal killed in the state legislature.Responding to a question asking how they would urge their legislators to respond to a proposal for a state-operated lottery in North Carolina, 56 percent of respondents to the poll at said they want lawmakers to kill a lottery by vote in the legislature.Another 42 percent of respondents would have their representatives in state government prov
Mar 25, 2005, 10:56 am - Lottery News

Survey: Few lottery winners go wild
In the eight years since he won a $1-million lottery, Bill Clifford has enjoyed one aspect of being wealthy more than any other -- not having to shovel out his car on winter mornings. The Goderich man allowed himself few luxuries after winning a fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. He continued driving the same car he had for another five years.But he did buy a new home, something he had planned before the lottery win, a house with a garage that kept his car clear when it s
Feb 21, 2005, 10:30 am - Lottery News

Study Proves Number Bias in UK Lottery
When you next select your lottery numbers, be sure to pick 38. That is the conclusion of a previously unpublished report by the National Lottery Commission, which unearthed a series of statistical anomalies that, taken at face value, suggest the lottery might not be as random as was previously thought.Completed in early 2002, the nine-page document entitled 'The Randomness of the National Lottery' was meant to offer irrefutable proof that it was random. But the statisticians who produced the rep
Dec 11, 2004, 9:00 pm - Lottery News

Study: Gambling May Help Keep Older Folks Healthy
A new study suggests recreational gambling could help contribute to good health in older Americans.In a telephone survey of 2,417 adults, Yale University researchers found that recreational gamblers 65 and older said they were in better health than peers who didn't gamble.The study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, also found that older gamblers reported less alcoholism, depression and bankruptcy than younger recreational gamblers.Yale researcher Rani Desai said it could be that
Sep 15, 2004, 7:35 am - Lottery News

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