Every day, there’s another Florida headline that makes its residents wince in shame. But a new report actually puts our cringe-inducing state in a positive light:
Florida has one of the lowest rates in the country for gambling addiction, according to a study by WalletHub.
Of the 50 states, Florida ranked No. 41 in a scale of “most addicted” to “least addicted.” The state ranked 31st in gambling friendliness (though this could change soon).
WalletHub came up with its rankings by crunching several sets of numbers, including the prevalence of illegal gambling operations and lottery sales per capita.
Gambling in Florida is in the news now because high-profile legislation is in the works to rewrite a gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe.
Orlando-based No Casinos is fighting the expansion of slot machines in the state, recently citing, for instance, Mason-Dixon Poll suggesting that 84 percent of Florida voters want to either keep gambling opportunities as is or reduce them.
Source: Orlando Sentinel