Editors

David G. Schwartz

Document Type

Occasional Paper

Publication Date

4-2011

Publication Title

Center for Gaming Research Occasional Paper Series: Paper 09

Publisher Location

Las Vegas, Nevada

First page number:

1

Last page number:

13

Abstract

Neighborhood casinos—gaming properties that target a primarily local market—are an influential feature on the Las Vegas cultural landscape. Such institutions reveal a number of geographical patterns that have important implications in gaming and place studies. The distinguishing characteristics of neighborhood casinos underscore the importance of proximity to a market, a focus that is evident in their advertising strategies. Additionally, the prominence of such casino-resorts within their respective neighborhoods makes them important symbols and indicators of the character of the surrounding community. These unique institutions teach lessons that can potentially be extrapolated to other gaming markets around the country.

Keywords

Casinos; Cultural landscape; Gambling – Social aspects; Gaming; Market proximity; Neighborhoods; Symbolic landscape

Disciplines

Behavioral Economics | Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Marketing | Sociology of Culture | Urban Studies

Language

English