Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
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.