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Questioning the economic benefits of casinos
MassBenchmarks (2008)
  • Robert A. Nakosteen, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Skeptics of the economic development case for casinos make a variety of arguments. These include, among others, faulty economic impact methodology, the occurrence of demand substitution, the local effect of employment increases, leakages from the local economy, and the fallacy of the “recapture” argument of resident gamblers who now travel out of state for this activity.

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Robert A. Nakosteen. "Questioning the economic benefits of casinos" MassBenchmarks Vol. 10 Iss. 1 (2008)
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