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Table 4 Household expenditures on gambling activities

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  At least one gambling activity Government lotteries Other lotteries/raffles, etc. Casinos, slot machines and VLTs Bingos
$ % $ % $ % $ % $ %
All households
2000 492 74 245 64 84 31 546 21 743 9
2001 513 72 257 62 98 30 554 20 815 9
2002 570 73 263 63 129 30 679 21 905 8
2003 506 74 243 66 96 29 670 19 799 8
2004 514 71 265 61 101 28 664 19 805 6
2005 549 69 254 61 142 27 720 18 963 6
One-person households1 534 61 218 51 256 19 842 14 829 6
Men 763 61 297 54 573 17 1,396 14 487 3
18 to 44 771 59 208 51 147 15 1,848 17 733 1
45 to 64 881 66 317 61 1,155 20 1,154 13 238 2
65 and over 512 58 446 48 124 15 275 10 563 7
Women 369 61 155 49 64 20 434 14 906 8
18 to 44 322 61 109 50 53 27 259 14 2,263 4
45 to 64 316 65 151 54 62 20 562 12 599 8
65 and over 435 58 187 45 76 16 466 15 769 11
All households
Newfoundland and Labrador 487 68 268 59 87 35 544 8 751 13
Prince Edward Island 513 71 266 53 93 45 415 13 1,223 10
Nova Scotia 620 74 278 62 85 41 1,164 16 691 10
New Brunswick 451 70 256 62 70 37 327 11 1,001 10
Quebec 428 73 243 68 253 15 559 13 553 6
Ontario 603 68 266 59 128 27 654 21 1,298 6
Manitoba 676 69 266 54 71 34 990 22 833 10
Saskatchewan 517 73 230 58 100 48 693 24 457 6
Alberta 576 66 225 53 150 38 817 18 1,114 6
British Columbia 608 68 258 60 146 26 964 19 968 4
Income after tax
Less than $20,000 491 57 190 47 77 12 840 11 899 10
$20,000 to $39,999 539 66 244 58 228 20 673 15 1,044 7
$40,000 to $59,999 527 73 262 65 111 29 576 19 1,314 6
$60,000 to $79,999 555 74 285 65 104 34 738 20 783 6
$80,000 and over 618 75 270 65 148 39 836 24 578 5
1 Using one-person households allows examination of individual characteristics.
Persons 18 and over were selected as this is the legal age for gambling in most provinces.
Note: Expenditures are per spending household. Unless otherwise indicated, figures are for 2005.
Source: Survey of Household Spending