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2018 Kentucky Derby Facts & History Infographic + Most Gambling-Addicted States – WalletHub Reports
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2018 Kentucky Derby Facts & History Infographic + Most Gambling-Addicted States – WalletHub Reports

With the 144th Kentucky Derby around the corner, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released a pair of reports, one showcasing fun facts about the first leg of the Triple Crown and another analyzing which states have the biggest gambling problems.

Below are some highlights from each report.

2018 Kentucky Derby Facts & History:

  • $209.2 Million – Total amount wagered on the 2017 Kentucky Derby.
  • $500 to $1,000 – Price of a high-end Kentucky Derby hat (90% of female spectators wear hats).
  • 120K – Number of Mint Juleps served over Kentucky Derby weekend, requiring 1K pounds of fresh mint and 60K pounds of ice.
  • 522,000 – Number of cans of beer that will be consumed. 163,000 hot dogs will be eaten.
  • $997.19 Million – Worldwide sales of thoroughbred horses in 2017.

For the full infographic, please visit:

Most Gambling-Addicted States   Least Gambling-Addicted States
1. Nevada   41. Maine
2. South Dakota   42. Georgia
3. Montana   43. Wisconsin
4. Mississippi   44. Alaska
5. Louisiana   45. Washington
6. West Virginia   46. North Carolina
7. Oregon   47. Utah
8. New Jersey   48. Kentucky
9. Illinois   49. Alabama
10. Oklahoma   50. Nebraska

To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit:

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