As PA sports betting and casino play becomes more popular in Pennsylvania, so does the number of problem gamblers. With 13 casinos in Pennsylvania and easy access to online sports betting and PA online casinos, players within the Keystone State have multiple options when it comes to gaming entertainment.
A recent study by the website WalletHub aimed to rank the states according to gambling addiction and the Keystone State ranked 9th among all 50 states.
The study was based upon 20 metrics including casinos per capita, lottery sales within the state, illegal gambling operations, and the presence of gambling addiction treatment programs.
When it comes to ranking only gambling friendliness, WalletHub listed Pennsylvania as the 6th most, behind states such as Nevada, South Dakota, Louisiana, West Virginia, and Oklahoma.
However, the study also gave high marks to state regulators when it came to gambling problem and treatment services as Pennsylvania found itself among the five best in the nation. The top four states ahead of Pennsylvania includes New Mexico, Connecticut, Iowa, and Michigan.