Focus on the Family Issue Analysis
Legalized gambling is one of the fastest growing markets in the United States. In 2006, the gross revenues from all forms of gambling totaled nearly $91 billion - more money than Americans spent on movie tickets, theme parks, spectator sports and videogames combined!

Gambling has attained unprecedented levels of acceptance, glamorization, and popularity in the United States. Once confined to the remote desert region of Nevada, gambling, in one form or another, is now legal in 48 of the 50 states. Utah and Hawaii remain the only exceptions. Citizens throughout the United States are beginning to see the trail of devastation gambling leaves in its wake. This site is designed to inform, educate and equip citizens to defend their families by effectively fighting gambling expansion in their states and in our nation.


Focus on the Family's position statement on gambling.

Dr. Dobson's Newsletter: January 1999, "Gambling Fever"

Dr. Dobson's Newsletter: April 1999, "Gambling's Dirty Little Secrets"

Dr. Dobson's Newsletter: July 1999, "Going for Broke" (Dr. James Dobson's Final Report from the National Gambling Impact Study Commission)

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