Social impacts of native american casino gaming

Cathy H.C. Hsu

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This chapter provides an overview of the social impacts of Native American gaming. Gaming facilities on Native American reservations existed long before the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) was passed in 1988. However, since the passing of IGRA, casino facilities have flourished on native lands. The main objective of Native American gaming is for tribal governments to use casino revenues to create employment opportunities for tribal members, invest in tribal infrastructure, and address social programs on the reservations. Casino profits are also funding a fifty-bed nursing home, social service programs, such as a support group for families with disabled children, and a program for prenatal care for high-risk women. Traffic congestion is particularly a problem for casinos located within easy driving distance of major population centers. Debate continues about the costs and benefits of Native American gaming within tribes, and about the legitimacy of gambling as a Native American enterprise.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLegalized Casino Gaming in the United States The Economic and Social Impact
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Number of pages12
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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