WalletHub says one to three percent of the population have a serious gambling addiction.
In the States, U.S. consumers lose $100 billion a year gambling; the average male gambling addict carries a debt between $55,000 and $90K, while the average addicted female’s debt is $15,000.
Carrying that burden takes a toll on everything from a person’s credit, to their marriage, to their health.
With this in mind, WalletHub compiled stats on the most gambling-addicted states in the U.S., using metrics like proximity of legal and illegal gambling operations, number of admitted gambling addicts and more.
Here are Wallethub’s top 10 most gambling-addicted states:
2. South Dakota
6. West Virginia
7. New Jersey
…And the bottom 10:
41. North Carolina