Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the contribution made by this theme issue to the question: can casino gaming be used to maximize the benefits for tourism destinations? Design/methodology/approach – This paper reviews some of the key contributions arising from this theme issue. Findings – If properly structured gaming can provide benefits for tourism destinations. Practical implications – There are many stakeholders involved in the provision of alcoholic beverages and suppliers, vendors, licensees, regulators, and other agencies will need to work closely together in order to limit what is viewed by many as an escalating problem. Originality/value – The paper provides insight into the gaming industry with a focus on minimizing the social costs and maximizing the economic benefits of gaming.
Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes – Emerald Publishing
Published: Oct 16, 2009
Keywords: Casinos; Tourism; Social problems; Betting