The amount of money wagered in gambling activities in Nova Scotia
increased by about $10 million dollars in 2008-09 compared with 2007-08.
In its annual report on gambling in the province, the Department of
Labour and Workforce Development says $1.47 billion was wagered in the
province in 2008-09.
About $35 million of the increase came from the use of video
lottery terminals, while wagering in casinos dropped by $23 million.
Gambling on VLTs made up the largest amount wagered at $708.5 million in 2008-09.
The amount of money spent on charitable lotteries jumped by 4.3
per cent, from $32.3 million in 2007-08 to $33.7 million in 2008-09.
Wagers on Atlantic Lottery Corp. lotteries were largely
unchanged at $203.6 million, while wagering on bingo was down 3.2 per
cent to $58.6 million.