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Rolling the dice on casinos in Florida: Will residents view legalized casino gaming as a cure for a financial crisis?

Peter Ricci, Dana V. Tesone, Po-Ju Chen


This article considers the viability of casino gaming as one potential solution for Florida's current lackluster financial condition, due to declines in tourism revenues and increased education costs. The article suggests that similar conditions have motivated voters to set aside personal disdain for legalized forms of gambling in the interest of financial gains. It concludes with the next logical step of condoning casino gaming as a means to solve current budgetary woes and considers potential research to predict such an event.


casino; gaming; Florida; budget; gambling; legalized

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