Nova Scotia Looks at Gambling Impact
As reported by the Chronicle Herald: "The province is hoping to break new ground in finding the social and economic impacts of gambling in Nova Scotia. "Bill Turpin, a spokesman for the Environment and Labour Department, said officials believe a socio-economic study to be completed by September 2007 will be the first of its kind in Canada. ".A request for proposals for the project says the consultant must describe and analyze video lottery terminals, the ticket lottery, casinos, online gambling, bingo, and harness racing. "The document says each of those areas 'will be examined from a societal perspective (including both public and private perspectives). This will include examining the impacts on individuals, households, communities, business, government and the economy.' ".The study, which will be made public, is supposed to cost a maximum of $250,000."