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Can casino gaming be used to maximize the benefits for tourism destinations?

Can casino gaming be used to maximize the benefits for tourism destinations? 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes Emerald Publishing

Can casino gaming be used to maximize the benefits for tourism destinations?

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1755-4217
DOI
10.1108/17554210911002237
Publisher site
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Abstract

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.

Journal

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism ThemesEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 16, 2009

Keywords: Casinos; Tourism; Social problems; Betting

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