History, Development, and Legislation of Riverboat and Land-Based Non-Native American Casino Gaming

Cathy H.C. Hsu

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This chapter provides an overview of the development and current regulations of gaming in states with riverboat and land based non-Native American casinos. Riverboat casinos and land-based non-Native American casinos, excluding Las Vegas and Atlantic City, started in the late 1980s and have grown rapidly in the 1990s. The popularity of Native American casinos was a catalyst for the development of riverboat and other land-based casinos. The success of many Native American casinos indicated the acceptance of gaming by a large number of American people. Riverboats cruise just once a day in the summer session for a minimum of 100 days at a minimum of two hours each cruise and operate as dockside casinos at all other times. Intense competition within the two largest clusters led to the closing of two Biloxi casinos and five Tunica casinos and the relocation of one Tunica casino to Coahoma County, where the market includes a small but steady stream of patrons from Arkansas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLegalized Casino Gaming in the United States The Economic and Social Impact
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781135410629
ISBN (Print)0789006405, 9780789006400
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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