Editors

David G. Schwartz

Document Type

Occasional Paper

Publication Date

6-2010

Publication Title

Center for Gaming Research Occasional Paper Series: Paper 04

Publisher Location

Las Vegas, Nevada

First page number:

1

Last page number:

11

Abstract

Las Vegas is well known for its urban sprawl. While the casino industry has played an obvious role in the development of Las Vegas, no systematic study has evaluated the exact nature of urban growth and the rise of neighborhood casinos. This paper argues that neighborhood casinos, contrary to tourist‐oriented casinos, are not urban forces that drive the growth of an urban area but reinforce the status quo of residential developments. Neighborhood casinos have nevertheless become a major asset in the economic and social building of residential developments and community life.

Keywords

Casinos; Cities and towns — Growth; Gambling – Social aspects; Locals/neighborhood casinos; Neighborhoods; Nevada – Las Vegas; Urban dynamics

Disciplines

Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Social Psychology and Interaction | Urban Studies and Planning

Language

English