Where Does NY Rank On 2019's Most Gambling-Addicted States List

Did you know that Americans lose over $100 billion through gambling every year? Well, with the Kentucky Derby starting next Saturday, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019's Most Gambling-Addicted States as well as some facts about the Kentucky Derby.

According to Diana Polk, WalletHub Communications Manager, this is the 10 top most gambling-addicted states and the 10 least gambling-addicted states:

Most Gambling-Addicted States

  1. Nevada
  2. South Dakota
  3. Montana
  4. Mississippi
  5. Oklahoma
  6. West Virginia
  7. New Jersey
  8. Oregon
  9. Illinois
  10. Louisiana

Least Gambling-Addicted States

  1. North Carolina
  2. Wisconsin
  3. Maine
  4. Michigan
  5. Arizona
  6. Alabama
  7. Nebraska
  8. Alaska
  9. Florida
  10. Utah

And if you're wondering where New York falls on the list... they are 24th on the list.

Some more random facts:

  • Nevada is number one for most casinos and most gaming per capita
  • Alabama has the lowest lottery sales per capita
  • Georgia has the fewest casinos per capita
  • Illinois has the most gambling-related arrests per capita

Kentucky Derby facts:

  • $225.7 million is the total amount wagered on the 2018 Kentucky Derby
  • 120k is the number of Mint Juleps served over Kentucky Derby weekend, requiring 1K pounds of fresh mint and 60k pounds of ice

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