The Economics of Casino Gambling

The Economics of Casino Gambling

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Casino gambling has spread throughout the world, and continues to spread. As governments try to cope with fiscal pressures, legalized casinos offer a possible source of additional tax revenue. But casino gambling is often controversial, as some people have moral objections to gambling. In addition, a small percentage of the population may become pathological gamblers who may create significant social costs. The Economics of Casino Gambling is a comprehensive discussion of the social and economic costs and benefits of legalized gambling. It is the first comprehensive discussion of these issues available on the market.... increased attention in the economics literature despite data limitations.4 Numerous studies have been published which focus on ... of states, and only during a short time frame.5 Several papers focus on the effects of gambling industries on state tax revenues. ... (1995), Mixon, Caudill, Ford, and Peng (1997) , Erekson et al. (1999), Glickman and Painter (2004), and Giacopassi, Nichols, and Stitt (2006).

Title:The Economics of Casino Gambling
Author:Douglas M. Walker
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-06-30


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