Considering the number of casinos around the area, I think it's an interesting question. How gambling addicted is the Tri-State? The results are interesting too.

Let me first just say now that if you really want to know how these results were calculated, you're asking the wrong guy. You can learn more on your own time here.

Now...raise your hand if you'd be surprised to learn that Nevada (home of Las Vegas) was ranked #1 overall. Okay, good...no hands. Now let's take a look at the Tri-State.

  • Illinois was ranked #9 overall, thanks to a high 'Gambling Problem and Treatment' rank (3rd).
  • Indiana is sitting comfortably in the middle of the pack with an overall rank of #27.
  • Apparently gambling addiction ain't no thang for the folks in Kentucky...their overall rank was a solid #47.

Simply scroll over the map below to see where the rest of the county ranked.

Source: WalletHub