Poor people gamble three times more money than better-off people
That’s in America, poor meaning under $10,000 annual revenue per household, well-off meaning over $50.000 annually. Saw it on a Viasat program about instincts, found a bit more here:
- The report found gambling enterprises in the US were as common as fast food outlets as Americans splurged $600 billion a year on gambling, more than on cars or groceries.
- The report found that 5.4 million Americans were pathological or problem gamblers, half of whom were youths, [..] more than 15 million Americans were considered at-risk gamblers, meaning they have high potential of becoming problem gamblers.
- “In addition to the working poor, many elderly Americans fall into the low-income categories,” Senator Wolf said. “The casinos and riverboats and video parlours and even the State-sponsored lotteries have become the predators of our society, preying on those most vulnerable.”
Uneducated people may need leaders, but not leaders that exploit and keep them stupid.