No Smoking at the Slot Machines: The Effects of Smoke-Free Laws on Gaming Revenues

FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2005-054A

12 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2005

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Michael R. Pakko

Arkansas Economic Development Institute

Date Written: June 2005

Abstract

Revenues at three gaming facilities in Delaware declined significantly after the implementation of a smoke-free law. The relative magnitudes of losses at the three facilities correspond to the availability of alternative gaming venues in the region, suggesting consumer flight. Efforts to mitigate revenue losses engendered additional costs, further reducing operating profits.

Keywords: Gambling, smoking, revenues, slot-machines

JEL Classification: L83, I18

Suggested Citation

Pakko, Michael R., No Smoking at the Slot Machines: The Effects of Smoke-Free Laws on Gaming Revenues (June 2005). FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2005-054A, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=761944 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.761944

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