Native American Gaming; resident perceptions; resident attitudes; perceived impacts; gaming development; rural economic development; community development.


Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Gaming Law

Document Type

Original Research Article


This study applies a tourism model developed by Perdue, Long, and Allen ( 1990) to investigate residents' perceptions of Native American Gambling in Kansas. A survey was administered to 1038 households, on a population proportionate basis, in Brown County (35 .65% ), Doniphan County (25.30% ), and Jackson County (39.05% ). Results indicated several relationships among perceived impacts of NAG development, including the respondent's gender, gaming trips, age, employment status, and income level. Additionally, this study identified an association or dependence between the resident's perceived future of the community and support for additional NAG development, support for restrictive NAG development policies, and support for additional taxes.