Although gambling is prohibited by law in Utah, it still exists. There are recreational gamblers and social gamblers who may take that rare casino trip or bet every once in a while on fantasy sports.
In some instances, gambling can also become a medical condition. Gambling disorder affects about one to three percent of U.S. adults, according to WalletHub.
In fact, the gambling industry had record-breaking profits last year during the pandemic.
Gambling may not be a huge problem in Utah, but you can’t say the same for other states.
According to the report, the most gambling-addicted state is Nevada followed by South Dakota and Montana.
Utah has the lowest lottery sales per capita, as well as the fewest gaming machines per capita.