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dc.contributor.author Norton, Desmond
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-06T14:13:00Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-06T14:13:00Z
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1934
dc.description.abstract Ireland's state lottery, established in 1987 and modelled on revenue-raising counterparts in operation in North America since the 1960s, has recently attracted interest in the UK. Although the Irish lottery agent is secretive in important respects, there is enough evidence to show, as in North America, that among socio-economic groups, educational attainment is probably the best predictor of lottery participation, and that the implicit tax in the lottery is quite regressive. The cost/sales ratio of the Irish lottery is inordinately high. Due to discriminatory, yet very loose, legislation, which advocates of such a scheme for the UK might usefully study, the objectives of the Irish state lottery agent are unclear. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
dc.description.externalNotes A hard copy is available in UCD Library at GEN 330.08 IR/UNI en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. School of Economics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Centre for Economic Research Policy Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries PP91/3 en
dc.subject.lcsh Lotteries--Social aspects--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Lotteries--Economic aspects--Ireland en
dc.title On Ireland's national lottery en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
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