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The Latest from Cardus Work & Economics

Gambling preys on the poor; repurpose profits before casinos reopen
REPORT July 21st

Casinos in Sydney and Halifax are preparing to reopen. "Gambling is highly regressive. The poorest 20 per cent of Atlantic households see an estimated four per cent of their incomes taxed away by gambling," writes Johanna Wolfert.

Spinning into Poverty
REPORT July 18th

Cardus report says low-income Atlantic Canadians spend twice as much on gambling as the wealthy.

"The Atlantic provinces are addicted to revenues from low-income gamblers, and the COVID-19 crisis is a good chance to break the habit, says an Ontario think tank."

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