Definition: Gambling is any game of chance for
money or other stakes.
Statistic: 99% of people that gamble lose the most
money at casinos.
Where and when did gambling first
take place in America?
Gambling was taken over the sea with the colonists who
came to America.
All colonies participated in some sort of gambling.
Many colonies used lotteries as a common source of
How much money do people
spend on the lottery each year?
An obsessive gambler can lose up $32000- $50000( not just
The estimated total in 2008 was 1.1 trillion nationwide.
A not so obsessive gambler can lose between $150-$1000 a
Poorer people play the lottery as a means to get rich quick.
Many middle class people play fro enjoyment and that
slim chance of winning.
How much money do states raise
from the lottery?
20-50% of tax rates for states.
2-5% of the states actual income is gained from
In 2003 the intake was 72 billion
In 2008 the intake was 1.1 trillion( all the
money is not actual income.
Other then state governments who
receives profits from the lottery?
48 states actually have a form of lottery.
Money goes to roads and government owned buildings.
Some professions may receive their income from lottery
How many individual states have
48 states have lotteries.
Other states may have casinos or racetracks.
Even the original colonies had lotteries.
All states have some form of gambling
For example the slot machines here in Maryland .
A Pit Boss is an individual on the floor of a casino who
supervises the floor and dealers.
All pit bosses most attend a dealer school and are encouraged
to have a degree.
Salary ranges from $20000-$70000 a year
High School Career academies
I will go to River Hill High School.
I researched the construction management academy.
I researched this because I have always been
interested in buildings and how and who builds them.
Lanier Technology college
In multiple cities within Georgia.
per credit the tuition is between $31 and $62
depending if you are in or out of state.
What are the program requirements?
The school is predominantly white with a total of 80 %
and is 64% women and 35% men.
I have donated clothes and shoes and food to
Participated in food on the 15th
and in harvest fest.
Prior Job Experience (name jobs
you could have done)
I have worked as a dealer in a casino and shadowed
many pit bosses in the past.