In 2011, states made more than $50 billion because we have no ability to resist temptation.

The website 24/7 Wall Street just figured out which 10 states got the largest percentage of their revenues from our "SINS."  Meaning, the most off of tobacco taxes, liquor taxes, casino taxes, the lottery, and state liquor store sales.

10.  Oregon.  3% of total revenue from sin, with the lottery being most profitable.

 

9.  South Dakota.  3.3% from sin, with casinos being most profitable.

 

8.  Michigan.  3.6% from sin, with casinos being most profitable.

 

7.  Pennsylvania.  3.7% from sin, with casinos being most profitable.

 

6.  Indiana.  4% from sin, with casinos being most profitable.

 

5.  New Hampshire.  4.6% from sin, with tobacco being most profitable.

 

4.  West Virginia.  4.7% from sin, with the lottery being most profitable.

 

3.  Delaware.  5% from sin, with the lottery being most profitable.

 

2.  Rhode Island.  5.4% from sin, with the lottery being most profitable.

 

1.  Nevada.  5.8% from sin, with casinos being the most profitable.