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Smoke-free law did affect revenue from gaming in Delaware

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  • Michael R. Pakko

A paper recently published in the journal Tobacco Control purports to show that the implementation of a smoking prohibition in Delaware had no statistically significant effect on the revenues of three gaming facilities in that state. After correcting for evident errors in that analysis, I find that the smoke-free law did affect revenues from gaming in Delaware. Total gaming revenues are estimated to have declined by at least $6 million per month after the implementation of Delaware*s Clean Indoor Air Law. This represents a loss of over 12% relative to average monthly revenues in the year preceding the smoking ban.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in its series Working Papers with number 2005-028.

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Date of creation: 2005
Publication status: Published in Tobacco Control, February 2006, 15(1), pp. 68-9
Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlwp:2005-028
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  1. Mandel, Lev L MSc. & Alamar, Benjamin Ph.D. & Glantz, Stanton A. Ph.D., 2005. "Smoke-free law did not affect revenue from gaming in Delaware," University of California at San Francisco, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education qt84p029jw, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, UC San Francisco.
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