Lunchtime Trivia Monday, May 28

Your Lunchtime Trivia Question for Today posed a bit of a brain buster with the following.

 

Question: 75% of Canadians have done this in the past year.  What is it?

 

It took a couple of hints to get to the answer but eventually it was puzzled out!

Answer: Gambling.

 

According to the University of Calgary and their Addictive Behaviours Laboratory “Gambling is a $13 billion a year industry in Canada. There are approximately 87,000 electronic gaming machines (EGM’s, include slot machines and VLT’s), 33,000 lottery venders, 60 permanent casinos, 250 race tracks, and 25,000 licenses to operate bingos, raffles, and temporary casinos (Azmier, 2005). Over 75% of Canadians have gambled in the past year (Cox et al., 2005). Industry revenues indicate that the average Canadian household spends just over $1000 annually on gambling (Azmier, 2005).”

 

 

Source-  http://www.addiction.ucalgary.ca/gamblingincanada

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