Lottery, scratches, slot machines and football betting are the favorite Norwegian gambling games. According to a survey by the government in 2008, 88% of Norwegians admitted to gambling.
Although Norway has made great efforts to reduce the influence of gambling, for example by reducing the number of slot machines nationwide from 22,700 in 2007 to 10,000, it has not diminished “love. “The Norwegians are for betting.
7. Hong Kong (China)
Casinos are banned in Hong Kong, but the largest gambling center in the world – Macau is located only about 1 hour by boat from Hong Kong. In the first 6 months of this year, half a million Hong Kong people went to Macau.
However, Hong Kong people can still play cards differently. The Hong Kong Horse Racing Club organizes about 700 races each year. In 2010, revenue from betting and lottery earned the club $ 2.7 billion.
Hong Kong people are also known for their gambling habits. According to a medical survey conducted by the University of Calgary, an average of 1 in 20 Hong Kong people suffer from a gambling disorder.
The most popular gambling games in Italy are video game machines, such as slot machines. According to a study last year by business strategy consulting organization MAG Consulenti Associati, console revenue accounted for nearly half of all gambling sales in the country in the first half of 2010.
41% of adults in Finland gamble every week, according to a 2007 study conducted by the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. As of July 2011, the minimum age for playing slot machines has increased to 18, compared with the age of 15 previously.
The national lottery company Veikkaus is owned by the Government of Finland and run by the Ministry of Education. Most of the company’s profits are spent on educational, arts and cultural activities.
Last year, more than 75% of Canadian adults played. The biggest gamblers come from the province of Saskatchewan. The most popular gambling games in this country are lottery, bingo, scratch cards.