On Ireland's national lottery

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Title: On Ireland's national lottery
Authors: Norton, Desmond
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1934
Date: 1991
Abstract: Ireland's state lottery, established in 1987 and modelled on revenue-raising counterparts in operation in North America since the 1960s, has recently attracted interest in the UK. Although the Irish lottery agent is secretive in important respects, there is enough evidence to show, as in North America, that among socio-economic groups, educational attainment is probably the best predictor of lottery participation, and that the implicit tax in the lottery is quite regressive. The cost/sales ratio of the Irish lottery is inordinately high. Due to discriminatory, yet very loose, legislation, which advocates of such a scheme for the UK might usefully study, the objectives of the Irish state lottery agent are unclear.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Subject LCSH: Lotteries--Social aspects--Ireland
Lotteries--Economic aspects--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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