Utah named least gambling-addicted state
Apr 27, 2022, 3:49 PM | Updated: Jun 20, 2022, 2:07 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY — According to the website WalletHub, Utah is the least gambling-addicted state in the nation.
WalletHub said every state has gambling, including Utah and Hawaii where it is prohibited by law. Even though online is gambling illegal in Utah, there’s no way to cut off 100% access to online casinos or betting on live sports events.
WalletHub ranked Nevada, South Dakota, Montana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma as the most gambling-addicted states.
Utah tied with five other states for having the fewest gaming machines per capita and four other states for the lowest lottery sales per capita.
WalletHub said gambling disorder affected up to 3% of all adults in the U.S. It could be getting worse after lockdown during the early days of the pandemic.
WalletHub compared the 50 states to determine where excessive gambling is most prevalent.