Michigan Is One Of The Least Gambling-Addicted States
Even though Michigan has recently legalized online gambling, a recent study found that Michigan is still one of the least gambling-addicted states in the country.
Our friends at WalletHub.com recently conducted a study to determine 2021's Most Gambling-Addicted States and Michigan turned out the be one of the least addicted states in the country. In the rankings, Michigan landed at 47th on that list, only being beaten out by Maine, North Carolina, and Utah. Michigan was even found to have lowest percentage of adults with gambling disorders.
It's actually a little bit surprising that Michigan ranked so low because it seems like the recent legalization of online gambling would increase our ranking. What's not surprising are that Nevada is the most gambling-addicted state (Las Vegas, duh) and Utah is the least addicted (Mormons don't gamble).
Below you can see the 5 most and least gambling-addicted states.
5 Most Gambling-Addicted States
- South Dakota
5 Least Gambling-Addicted States
- North Carolina
- New Mexico
You can check out the map below and see how all of the other states rank below.
The methodology that WalletHub used looked at two key dimensions: "Gambling-Friendliness", which focuses on plentiful casinos are in the state and how easy it is to gamble, and “Gambling Problem & Treatment”, that focuses on gambling addiction. Each of those key dimensions are further broken down into other metrics, which are weighted to determine the state's rankings. You can read more about the methodology here.