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Casinos have become a large part of cities economy and hundreds of thousands of peoples lives Casinos are exciting for many people who feel they have a chance to win it big Because so much money is flowing into casinos the local business are being affected Most are not thriving with the new tourism and the seemingly revived economy In 1994 more people made the trip to a casino then to a ball park Popkin The casinos are attracting so much of Americans dollars that they spent less on books music albums and attractions Reed The people are spending less money outside of the casino Which is not helping the vast majority of local businesses This is what is most often overlooked by the city The money from tourists and the community is not going into the local businesses but instead the casino Robert Goodman Urban Planning professor statesNewly opened casinos suck money out of the local economy away from existing movie theaters car dealerships clothing shops and sports arenas Popkin Casinos take money away from existing businesses In Atlantic City where casinos were supposed to save their failing economy over 900 of their 2100 small businesses have closed and the number of restaurants was reduced from 243 to 146 By providing everything a person needs the casinos are designed to keep people inside The truth is casinos drain money out of an area into a far away bank account most often never going back into the community Casino revenues may look good on paper to the average person and to politicians who are constantly being pushed to gain more revenue In reality they are almost a nightmare to the small locally owned businesses Jobs are one of the main reasons for the growth of casinos Across the continent casinos have created tens of thousands of jobs for unemployed people Clines Indian casinos in Minnesota have created approximately 5000 jobs Between 1975 and 1992 employment
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