Gambling and Education in the United States


During the 2008-2009 study, 24% of Americans had visited a casino. In that same year, 24% of Americans had a graduate degree. Twenty-two percent had an associate’s degree or some college credits. Meanwhile, nearly half had not attended college at all. How do these numbers compare with national averages? Here’s a look at some of the most common casino-goers’ educational backgrounds. In both studies, players were more likely to have attended college if they had more education.

The history of casinos in the United States is a mixed one. While casinos were illegal in most places until the late 1930s, they were openly played with local law enforcement. This hampered the development of the industry. In 1931, the State of Nevada legalized casino gambling, but for decades, its growth was stunted. It was only three decades later that New Jersey legalized casinos in its state. Casino gambling has been associated with a number of problems.

Aside from the house edge, casinos are also known to keep players on the slots for longer. This means that they make less money for players than they invest, but at the same time, they keep players’ hopes alive by offering free drinks. Sadly, the intoxication of casino patrons will make them less rational when it comes to placing bets. In addition to the negative side effects of alcohol, gambling in a casino is fun and recreational, but there’s an important difference between the two.