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.
- economics; gambling; gaming; public policy
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