Interstate competition and state lottery revenues

Mehmet Serkan Tosun, Mark Skidmore

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Abstract

In this article we use data on lottery sales for all 55 counties in West Virginia over the period 1987-2000 to examine in a dynamic framework the determinants of lottery revenues. While we examine more generally the determinants of lottery revenues, we focus on the effects of the introduction of new neighboring state lottery games on West Virginia lottery revenue generating capabilities. Our findings indicate that border state competition is an important determinant of lottery sales. The introduction of new competing games within West Virginia also has significant effects on sales of traditional lottery games.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages163-178
Number of pages16
JournalNational Tax Journal
Volume57
Issue number2 I
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Revenue
State lotteries
Lottery

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  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Economics and Econometrics

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Interstate competition and state lottery revenues. / Tosun, Mehmet Serkan; Skidmore, Mark.

In: National Tax Journal, Vol. 57, No. 2 I, 06.2004, p. 163-178.

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Tosun, Mehmet Serkan ; Skidmore, Mark. / Interstate competition and state lottery revenues. In: National Tax Journal. 2004 ; Vol. 57, No. 2 I. pp. 163-178
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