The Perceived Impacts Of Casino Gambling On A Community
Abbreviated Journal Title
Ann. Touris. Res.
Hospitality; Leisure; Sport & Tourism; Sociology
Proposals have been made to legalize a single hotel casino in each of the towns of Adams and Hull, Massachusetts. A telephone survey of a systematic sample of 400 respondents in the Adams and Hull area was conducted in order to assess the perceived impacts of a hotel-casino in each of these locations. The findings show little consensus as to the positive impacts, but much greater agreement over the negative impacts that a hotel casino might have in the respondents' towns. The major factor in predicting respondents' attitudes toward legalization was found to be their perception of the impact a hotel-casino would have on the character of their town. Other major factors were the impact of the hotel-casino on crimes involving drugs and prostitution, the effectiveness of the State government at regulating casino gambling, the respondent's age, the impact of the hotel-casino on the overall standard of living, and the impact of the hotel-casino on jobs for local residents.
Annals of Tourism Research
Pizam, Abraham and Pokela, Julianne, "The Perceived Impacts Of Casino Gambling On A Community" (1985). Faculty Bibliography 1980s. 437.