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Top Urbanists Agree: Casinos Ruin Cities

Top Urbanists Agree: Casinos Ruin Cities

Alongside all the moral arguments against gambling, it turns out casinos simply are a bad investment.

In a country with an estimated 1,500 casinos and more than 2 million weekly lottery players, it's hard to believe that as recently as 1975, Nevada was the only state that allowed casino gambling, and the vast majority of states did not have lotteries. ...

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Howard Freeman

May 21, 2013  5:20pm

To Charles: see Aaron's point partways through the article: "Start with the fact that unlike Las Vegas, most casinos attract a primarily local or regional audience..." Casinos have certainly not helped Atlantic City become anything than a backwater and wannabe.

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Charles Cosimano

May 09, 2013  12:12pm

Yes, casinos certainly ruined the economy of Las Vegas.

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