according to report from NPRThe US military is facing some increasing scrutiny over the real money slot machines on foreign military bases.
According to the report, the Department of Defense (Ministry of DefenseOccupy more than 3000 slots in bases around the world. The Ministry of Defense It reportedly makes more than $100 million each year in the name of the “morale, welfare and entertainment” of the troops, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.
Service members under the age of 18 can play Ministry of Defense Slot machines, present in up to 12 countries. Because service members suffer from high rates of gambling addiction, the history of slot machines is controversial.
for every NPRCongress in 1951 banned slot machines from local military bases. After about 20 years, the machines were removed from all foreign bases. However, in the 80s, armed bandits were brought back to overseas bases.
Although significant, $100 million in slot revenue each year from Ministry of Defense The machines are not many by domestic standards. For example, slot machines in or around the Las Vegas Strip won nearly $380 million from gamblers in the month of June alone, the most recent month reported.