Editors

David G. Schwartz

Document Type

Occasional Paper

Publication Date

4-2012

Publication Title

Center for Gaming Research Occasional Paper Series: Paper 16

Publisher Location

Las Vegas, Nevada

First page number:

1

Last page number:

12

Abstract

This paper provides a cross-national comparison of how governments around the world distribute revenues from state-directed gambling and how these choices have been justified by proponents and vilified by critics. Case studies where governments have popularized gambling expansion by “earmarking” revenues for particular good causes and where the state has collaborated with the voluntary sector to deliver programs from this revenue stream are examined. Lessons learned from challenges of various approaches are considered.

Keywords

Comparative public policy; Gambling; Government spending policy; Granting programs; Lotteries; Lottery proceeds; Revenue

Disciplines

Economic Policy | Economic Theory | Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Gaming Law | Growth and Development | Public Policy

Language

English