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Casinos as an antecedent of tourism development

Casinos as an antecedent of tourism development Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the barriers to casino development, asking how they can be minimized, and how might casino resorts drive tourism growth most effectively? Design/methodology/approach – An extensive review of literature on casino development is reviewed and analyzed. Findings – This paper supports the proposition that casinos can be used to provide attractions that will benefit tourism destinations. Practical implications – This paper provides useful insights for tourism planning, governmental management of gaming jurisdictions, and gaming executives on the social costs and benefits of gaming. The paper focuses on how to reduce the social costs and maximize the value created by the economic benefits. Originality/value – The author proposes a model where future casino development should be required to support other entertainment options, such as live entertainment and restaurants at tourism destinations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes Emerald Publishing

Casinos as an antecedent of tourism development

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes , Volume 1 (4): 12 – Oct 16, 2009

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1755-4217
DOI
10.1108/17554210911002174
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the barriers to casino development, asking how they can be minimized, and how might casino resorts drive tourism growth most effectively? Design/methodology/approach – An extensive review of literature on casino development is reviewed and analyzed. Findings – This paper supports the proposition that casinos can be used to provide attractions that will benefit tourism destinations. Practical implications – This paper provides useful insights for tourism planning, governmental management of gaming jurisdictions, and gaming executives on the social costs and benefits of gaming. The paper focuses on how to reduce the social costs and maximize the value created by the economic benefits. Originality/value – The author proposes a model where future casino development should be required to support other entertainment options, such as live entertainment and restaurants at tourism destinations.

Journal

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism ThemesEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 16, 2009

Keywords: Casinos; Marketing; Tourism development; Betting; Social problems; United States of America

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