Nebraska in the bottom 5 for gambling revenue but top 5 for public Spending

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Nebraska has a state lottery, 7 Indian casinos and charitable gambling as its only condoned forms of gambling. Minimal legal gambling explains why they are 47th in revenue with $150.61 million. Oddly though they spend 79 cents per capita on problem gambling services which gives them a ranking of 5th nationally a very impressive thing to have accomplished.

The estimated 40,833(2.4%) of adults believed to presently have signs of a gambling problem is still most likely an underestimate due to the research depending on the self-reporting of respondents. The state helpline received 110 calls in 2012 as well as 173 problem gamblers and 40 others who received counseling for problem gambling.

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