Smoke-free law did not affect revenue from gaming in Delaware
- Center for Tobacco Control, Research & Education, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
- Correspondence to: Professor Stanton A Glantz Center for Tobacco Control, Research & Education, University of California, San Francisco, 530 Parnassus Ave, Suite 366, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA;
- Received 5 May 2004
- Accepted 14 July 2004
Objective: To determine the effect of the Delaware smoke-free law on gaming revenue.
Methods: Linear regression of gaming revenue and average revenue per machine on a public policy variable, time, while controlling for economic activity and seasonal effects.
Results: The linear regression showed that the smoke-free law was associated with no effect on total revenue or average revenue per machine.
Conclusion: Smoke-free laws are associated with no change in gaming revenue.
This research was supported by National Cancer Institute Grant CA-61021