The Socioeconomic Impacts of the Casino Industry

  • Douglas M. Walker

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  3. Economic Benefits from Commercial Casinos

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  4. Disordered Gambling and Related Behaviors

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  5. Negative Socioeconomic Impacts of Gambling

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About this book


Casinonomics provides a comprehensive analysis of the economic and social impacts of the casino industry. Examining the latest cutting-edge research, with a mix of theory and empirical evidence, Casinonomics informs the reader on the most important facets at the forefront of the public policy debate over this controversial industry. While the casino industry has continued to expand across the United States, and around the world, critics argue that casinos bring negative social impacts that offset any economic benefits. Casinonomics examines the evidence on the frequently claimed benefits and costs stemming from expansions in the casino industry, including the impact on economic growth, consumer welfare, and government tax revenues, as well as gambling disorders, crime rates, and the impact on other businesses. Readers will come away with a better-informed opinion on the merits of these arguments for and against public policies that would expand casino gambling.


Casino Gambling Consumer Welfare Crime Disordered Gambling Economic Growth Industry Competition Social Costs of Gambling

Authors and affiliations

  • Douglas M. Walker
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  1. 1.College of CharlestonCharlestonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7122-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7123-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8096
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-810X
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