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Political and Legal Damage
16. The litigation risk makes budget chaos probable.
With tobacco litigation as a precedent, the deceptive and purposefully addictive design features of slot machines will ultimately result in payment of product liability damages to millions of gamblers. In 2010, Loto-Quebec paid a $50 million settlement to compensate slot machine addicts in the first ever product liability litigation to near trial.
Product liability litigation will either remove slot machines from the market or compel manufacturers and casinos to remove deceptive design features, making slot machines unprofitable and thereby leaving casino states facing large budget gaps.