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Smoke-free law did not affect revenue from gaming in Delaware

  • Author(s): Mandel, Lev L, MSc.
  • Alamar, Benjamin, Ph.D.
  • Glantz, Stanton A., Ph.D.
  • et al.

Objective: To determine the effect of the Delaware smoke-free law on gaming revenue.

Methods: Linear regression of gaming revenue and average revenue per machine on a public policy variable, time, while controlling for economic activity and seasonal effects.

Results: The linear regression showed that the smoke-free law was associated with no effect on total revenue or average revenue per machine.

Conclusion: Smoke-free laws are associated with no change in gaming revenue.

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