Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Alan Stutts

Number of Pages



In 1976, Atlantic City was facing a situation whereby, as the city was experiencing economic decline, casino gambling became an option that could help the city become revitalized. Even though many questions accompanied this option, Atlantic City did pass a referendum to legalize casino gambling; This thesis illustrates both the benefits and costs that come from casino gambling. By using a hypothetical city as our model, we can explain the impact that casino gambling has on a city. After developing assumptions from our hypothetical model, we can compare these to the actual evidence of the results in Atlantic City; It can be shown that legalized casino gambling is a valid means of economic revitalization. However, there are some costs and other factors that might hinder a city's decision to legalize casino gambling. This thesis will evaluate these results and will help determine the regional economic value of instituting legalized casino gambling. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).


Atlantic City; Case; Casino; Development; Economic; Gambling; Impact; Jerser; New Jersey; Regional

Controlled Subject

Economic history; Economics

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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