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Has Riverboat Gambling Reduced State Lottery Revenue?

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  • Donald S. Elliott

    (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

  • John C. Navin

    (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

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    Over the past decade, most states have introduced lotteries, and many now license casinos. To what extent does the presence of licensed casinos cannibalize revenues from state-sponsored lotteries? To what extent does pari-mutuel betting cannibalize revenues from state-sponsored lotteries? Based on pooled cross-section data for the period from 1989 to 1995, this research reveals significant cannibalization of lottery revenues by both casinos and pari-mutuel betting. Nevertheless, states, in general, gain by having both lotteries and casinos. In the case of pari-mutuel betting, however, the substitution is so severe that, at existing effective tax rates, lost lottery revenues outweigh states’ receipts from pari-mutuel betting.

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    Article provided by in its journal Public Finance Review.

    Volume (Year): 30 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 3 (May)
    Pages: 235-247

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    Handle: RePEc:sae:pubfin:v:30:y:2002:i:3:p:235-247
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