- Per $10,000 in gross domestic product (GDP), state and local government agencies in casino states spent and taxed more heavily than non-casino states.
- Moreover, casino states expended more on education as a share of GDP than non-casino states. However, states that dedicated casino tax collections to education spent less as a share of GDP than casino states that did not target education for casino tax collections.
- Additionally, data show that casino states expended more heavily on police operations than non-casino states in 2016.
- In terms of economic performance, as measured by GDP growth, non-casino states expanded more briskly in periods 2014-16, 2016-18 and 2014-18.
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