The State of Louisiana, through the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, formally engaged1 Spectrum Gaming Group (“Spectrum,” “we” or “our”) to undertake a “comprehensive gaming industry analysis” regarding all forms… Read More »Comprehensive Gaming Industry Analysis: State of Louisiana
As the Mayor of Mandeville, and a lifelong resident of St. Tammany Parish, I want to be perfectly clear: I am firmly against a casino… Read More »Clay Madden, Mayor of Mandeville, Endorses Stand Up St. Tammany
I believe I have well prepared myself to answer the question that is asked of me on a daily basis.That question being, “where do you… Read More »Greg Cromer, Mayor of Slidell, Endorses Stand Up St. Tammany
Modern slot machines develop an unbreakable hold on many players—some of whom wind up losing their jobs, their families, and even, as in the case of Scott Stevens, their lives.
The gambling industry often claims that gambling can benefit local economies. For example, opening a new casino could create jobs, increase tourism, and increase government… Read More »A review on the financial impact of gambling on other industries
The balance of money collected from gambling is a transfer from the poor to the rich, says Thomas Babor, addiction researcher at UConn Health. Thomas… Read More »Setting Limits to Stop the Gambling Epidemic
This paper summarizes the key issues associated with casino gambling, focusing primarily on the impacts of casinos on home values. In general, externalities of congestion… Read More »Economic Impact of Casinos on Home Prices
A controversial proposal to move a casino boat to Slidell cleared its first hurdle Monday when a Senate committee chairman, whose wife is a lobbyist… Read More »This state senator casts a tie-breaking vote for Slidell casino. His wife is one of the lobbyists.