Kentucky Fares Pretty Well in Nationwide Gambling Analysis
I am not a gambler. I have gambled. But I'm not good at it at all. Except for one time in Vegas in '92 and another at Ellis Park a few years back, I've never won at gambling. Ever.
Not even scratch-off cards.
I take it as a sign...or a message.
So I fall right in line with the rest of the Commonwealth, I suppose.
But I don't mean to make light of a situation that gets very serious for more than 2% of all U.S. adults. And that is a LOT of people who suffer from a gambling addiction, something no less crippling than other common addictions.
WalletHub has analyzed gambling addiction in all 50 states and has ranked them all from most gambling addicted to least.
The two main factors in WalletHub's analysis are "gambling-friendliness" which, in my estimation, translates to gambling opportunities in each state; and "gambling problem & treatment" which addresses the addiction itself.
Kentucky's rank is very low in the latter category and in the bottom ten, overall, which is a good thing.
Plus Kentucky has one of the lowest percentages of adults with gambling disorders.
Take a look at the entire study here.