Gaming Losses Per Adult: $420
Greece boasts of one of the most legendary gamblers of all times — Nicholas "Nick the Greek" Dandolos. He died almost penniless at the age of 83 in 1966, having lost all his winnings, which were estimated to be worth almost $500 million in 2009 in inflation-adjusted terms.
Lotteries are among Greeks’ favorite ways to gamble. In 2010, the “Joker” lottery accumulated a record jackpot of 19 million euros.
The country is also home to Europe's biggest gambling company, OPAP, which has a market cap of about 4.1 billion euros. Its privatization, to be finalized by 2012, could help the government pay off some of its debts.