Gambling disorder or gambling addiction has affected 1–3% of adults in the United States. Gambling interfere with the daily life of people when it become an addiction and can cause a lot of problems. In the US, consumers experience over $100 billion per year in total gambling losses. Gambling addicts develop a high tendency to amass even more debt, suffer from other health issues, lose their jobs, strain their relationships or even commit crimes.

A male gambling addict accumulates an average debt of between $55,000 and $90,000 whereas a female averages $15,000.

The top 5 gambling addicted states are:

  1. Nevada
  2. South Dakota
  3. Montana
  4. Mississippi
  5. Oklahoma

That Nevada garnered the number one spot is really no surprise. If you are going to gamble where it is legal, remember that, never bet more than you can afford to lose.

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Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.