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The Relationship Between a National and a Multistate Lotto Game

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  • David Forrest

    (University of Salford)

  • Ian McHale

    (University of Salford)

Abstract

The United Kingdom National Lottery is a member of a lottery block that offers a weekly lotto game, known as EuroMillions, for which tickets are now sold across nine countries. The paper examines whether the game has cannibalised sales in the pre-existing national lotto game and whether, with both products in place, players treat them as substitutes or complements. No evidence is found of cannibalisation and UK Saturday Lotto and EuroMillions are found to be complements rather than substitutes.

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  • David Forrest & Ian McHale, 2007. "The Relationship Between a National and a Multistate Lotto Game," Journal of Gambling Business and Economics, University of Buckingham Press, vol. 1(3), pages 207-216, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:buc:jgbeco:v:1:y:2007:i:3:p:207-216
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    Cited by:

    1. Kent Grote & Victor Matheson, 2011. "The Economics of Lotteries: An Annotated Bibliography," Working Papers 1110, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
    2. Humphreys, Brad & Perez, Levi, 2011. "Lottery Participants and Revenues: An International Survey of Economic Research on Lotteries," Working Papers 2011-17, University of Alberta, Department of Economics.
    3. Brad Humphreys & Levi Perez, 2012. "Network externalities in consumer spending on lottery games: evidence from Spain," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 42(3), pages 929-945, June.
    4. Michael A. Trousdale & Richard A. Dunn, 2014. "Demand for Lottery Gambling: Evaluating Price Sensitivity Within a Portfolio of Lottery Games," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association;National Tax Journal, vol. 67(3), pages 595-620, September.

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    Keywords

    LOTTO; LOTTERY; PUBLIC FINANCE; GAMBLING;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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