Hospital lotteries not always the best bet

Collier, Roger
June 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/17/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 13, p1643
Academic Journal
The article reports on the Princess Margaret Hospital Home Lottery 2008 for Cancer Research. The lottery by the hospital based in Toronto, Canada has been ongoing for eleven years and has made earnings amounting to one hundred seventy million dollars. Lotteries support the private funding of hospitals and cancer research. The article mentions that although lotteries support hospitals, studies should be made on the addictive effects of gambling. Clarifications also should be made on advertisements which may mislead people into equating gambling with engaging in acts of charity. An overview of the report is provided.


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