Legalized Casino Gaming in the United States

Carl A. Boger, Daniel Spears, Kara Wolfe, Li Chun Lin

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Abstract

The casino location is excellent, with a strategic location between New York City and Boston, and has a monopoly position on gaming within the state. The Foxwoods Resort Casino brought in many high-paying service industry jobs to a depressed economy that needed immediate assistance in economic development. The land was barren, but legalized gaming provided the incentives to attract outside investors to build casinos in a near wasteland environment. The quality of the restaurants and shopping in communities probably have more of an effect on lost business than the introduction of a casino into the area. Expenditures made by the casinos have had tremendous impact on Minnesota business suppliers. However, only 536 Native Americans are working in the casinos, while another 1,544 non-native Americans are employed. Native American casinos may help many people who have had a difficult time finding employment become productive workers within our society.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLegalized Casino Gaming in the United States The Economic and Social Impact
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages135-154
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781135410629
ISBN (Print)0789006405, 9780789006400
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

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