With a study of the impact of Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino, a heated debate gets fresh ammunition.
A number of smaller towns are opening up casinos in the hopes of emulating the success of Las Vegas and Atlantic City. As far as economic development goes, this is the worst idea.
Atlantic City is the canary in the coal mine for the onslaught of globalization. The wealth from the casinos doesn't trickle down to the poor neighborhoods.