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Addiction, Crime, and Public Health Damage
28. Slot casino taxes are highly regressive.
Pathological gamblers have been portrayed in the mainstream media and popular culture as middle-aged Caucasian men who gamble incessantly at casinos and on sports. Epidemiological work is beginning to show that this stereotype is far from the truth.
Research is showing that disproportionate numbers of African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans are pathological gamblers as compared to the general population.
Those in lower socioeconomic classes are more vulnerable to develop gambling problems simply because it doesn’t take as much money to lose in order for negative consequences to arise. A $5,000 loss will create far more damage in a household making $30,000 per year as compared to a household earning more than $100,000.