Prostitution, gambling, and illegal drugs are big business in the United States despite each state’s legal position on the subjects. Despite their seedy reputations, vices in America are mult-billion dollar industries. Many of the states in this infographic even depend on the revenue produced from these vices to stay afloat. While many industries in the country have seen a decline thanks to the recent recession, vices are one of the few sectors of the American economy that have experienced a steady rate of growth over the past few years. While many of these illegal activities do not always contribute to their state’s bottom line, many vices still contribute indirectly through tourism, tax revenue, and other means.