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Interstate Competition and State Lottery Revenues

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  • Tosun, Mehmet Serkan
  • Skidmore, Mark

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In this article we use data on lottery sales for all 55 counties in West Virginia over the period 1987–2000 to examine in a dynamic framework the determinants of lottery revenues. While we examine more generally the determinants of lottery revenues, we focus on the effects of the introduction of new neighboring state lottery games on West Virginia lottery revenue generating capabilities. Our findings indicate that border state competition is an important determinant of lottery sales. The introduction of new competing games within West Virginia also has significant effects on sales of traditional lottery games.

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Article provided by National Tax Association in its journal National Tax Journal.

Volume (Year): 57 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 163-78

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Handle: RePEc:ntj:journl:v:57:y:2004:i:2:p:163-78

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  1. Melissa S. Kearney, 2005. "The Economic Winners and Losers of Legalized Gambling," NBER Working Papers 11234, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Kent Grote & Victor Matheson, 2011. "The Economics of Lotteries: An Annotated Bibliography," Working Papers, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics 1110, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
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