Impacts of riverboat gaming on community quality

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This study, examining two southeastern Iowa riverboat communities, identified the impact of the riverboat casino on 25 community quality attributes, as perceived by community residents. Tax revenue generation was the only attribute improved as a result of the riverboat casino. All other attributes were not changed. The community quality attributes were a categorized into six factors: Free of Crime, Attractiveness, Economy, Community Activities, Public Services, and Hospitality. Those whose highest education level attained was a high school diploma, who had visited the casino, who visited the casino more often, and who supported the legalization of gaming in the state perceived the impact of the riverboat casino more positively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-337
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Hospitality and Tourism Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Community quality
  • Quality of life
  • Resident perception
  • Riverboat casino
  • Riverboat gaming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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