Regional Business and Economics Newspaper

March 2003



Gambling: A sure thing?

An in-depth look at Ninth District gambling, from state lotteries to Indian casinos to Internet gambling


Previous Issues

Gambling

  • Profile of a gambling district
    We love to gamble, and we've developed dozens of ways to do it
  • Not a great bet
    Lotteries and other forms of government-sanctioned gambling have spread rapidly across the Ninth District. What kind of jackpot do they really deliver to state and local governments?
  • Taking food from mouths?
    Do lottery tickets and other forms of gambling compete with essentials in the household budget? Yes, says a recent economic analysis, but that's not necessarily a bad thing
  • Milking the new buffalo
    Casinos are a major source of new wealth for many Indian tribes in the Ninth District and both Indians and non-Indians seek the profits they yield. But too little discussion of late has focused on their true costs and benefits.
  • Indian Casino Revenue and Economic Change
    Table: Ninth District American Indian Reservations
  • Few big winners
    Many believe American Indian tribes are swimming in cash, thanks to their casinos. In fact, very few tribes have really hit the jackpot
  • Shopping online for lucky 7s
  • Shares of Gambling Expenditure, 2000
    Chart: Ninth District Gambling Expenditure, 2000
 

Opinion

 

District Feature

  • Temporary canary
    Growth in the temporary staffing industry fluttered during the recession, and signs of a spring pickup are hard to read
 

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