In 15 years, from 1992 to 2007, revenue went from $2.7 billion to $13.6 billion
A new Statistics
Canada report shows revenues from lotteries, casinos, slot machines and video
lottery terminals in Canada
increased to $13.6 billion in 2007 from $2.7 billion in 1992. The 2007 revenues
were up from $13.3 billion in 2006.
As reported in the Vancouver
Sun, the average Canadian spent $524 gambling last year, ranging from a low of
$121 in the territories to a high of $890 in Alberta,
followed by Saskatchewan
seven men and women living alone say they tried their luck at casinos, slot
machines or VLTs. Men paid out almost four times as much as women, at $1,667
compared to $446 in 2006. Overall, 73 percent of households said they engaged
in some type of gambling activity.
New report shows Canadian revenues grow dramatically
October 31, 2008