WINNIPEG - Gambling revenues have dropped for the first time in 15 years.

A report from Statistics Canada says people are spending less on lottery tickets, slot machines and casino games.

The number of households involved in at least one gambling activity has dropped across the country from three-quarters in 2000 to just over half in 2007.

But Manitoba is bucking the trend, leading the country in gambling activity.

Well over half the province's households say they buy lottery tickets, play bingo, visit casinos or play slot machines.

Despite the decline, gambling generated $13.7 billion in revenue for governments across the country in 2007.