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The Relationship of Pari‐mutuel Wagering and Casino Gaming to Personal Bankruptcy

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  • Richard Thalheimer
  • Mukhtar M. Ali

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In this article, the relationship of the availability of pari‐mutuel wagering and casino gaming opportunities to personal (nonbusiness) bankruptcy filings is investigated. An econometric model was developed relating the number of personal bankruptcies to sociodemographic, legal, and economic factors. In addition, a unique measure of access to casino and pari‐mutuel gaming was included. Population, personal income, age, race, divorce rate, unemployment rate, and the ratio of debt to disposable personal income were found to be significant determinants of personal bankruptcies. Access to pari‐mutuel or casino gaming facilities was found not to have a significant impact on personal bankruptcies. (JEL K1, K4, D1, L83)

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  • Richard Thalheimer & Mukhtar M. Ali, 2004. "The Relationship of Pari‐mutuel Wagering and Casino Gaming to Personal Bankruptcy," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 22(3), pages 420-432, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:coecpo:v:22:y:2004:i:3:p:420-432
    DOI: 10.1093/cep/byh031
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    1. Garrett, Thomas A. & Wall, Howard J., 2014. "Personal-Bankruptcy Cycles," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 18(7), pages 1488-1507, October.
    2. Douglas M. Walker & John D. Jackson, 2007. "Do Casinos Cause Economic Growth?," American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 66(3), pages 593-607, July.
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    10. Jonathan Bauchet & David Evans, 2019. "Personal Bankruptcy Determinants Among U.S. Households During the Peak of the Great Recession," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 40(4), pages 577-591, December.

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    JEL classification:

    • K1 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law
    • K4 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior
    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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