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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

FromDC2Iowa: More on Riverside Gambling Casino

Excerpted from this post at FromDC2Iowa
Yesterday I reported on the November 2006 report (of October data) from the Riverside gambling casino. Both attendance and revenue were down from September (the opening month) and the projections for the first year ... There's an ongoing story here about Iowa's economic development generally, attractions including gambling in particular, the extent to which gambling either contibutes to or detracts from the local economy and municipal governments that underwrite it, if Iowa is to have gambling casinos how competition impacts upon them and how many casinos are the optimum number -- and of course gambling's negatives, comparing eastern Iowa's pre-gambling casino numbers with those post-Riverside: domestic violence, bankruptcies, crime, DWI, suicides, and increased municipal (and state) costs for law enforcement and infrastructure

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