The question of whether or not to play supports the interest of the state as a whole is far from solved by. The jury is still weighing all the costs and social effects it brings to community and economic growth.

Supporters of the gaming hold that has played has created jobs and attracted visitors; it has also developed the economy within a state that has benefited the communities financially. State legislators also leaned on gambling to fund, especially during rigid fiscal periods, and public dislike to tax increases is high. Others support the game as the medium defending the economy of their state against encircling states with gambling ventures too.

Opponents, however, avoids gambling because it drives away small businesses. Casino growth proves a heavy financial burden to the government in building infrastructure and other community services. The game causes a truckload of social ills such as additions, bankruptcies and increased crime. Still others warn that gambling does to declare officials become lethargic by according to gambling incomes to solve their financial problems. State the government, many argue, are playing the biggest addict. More and more state officials are turning to play for a quick fix.

Opposition to gambling is not something new and so is the idea that it can be used as a tool for community growth. Back in 1931, Nevada legalized the game to reinforce the state’s economy because its mining industry was running out. The result was Les Vegas, which became the undisputed gaming capital of the world. New Jersey followed suit in 1978 by turning Atlantic City into its center for casinos. Lawmakers considered the presence of casinos in New Jersey to provide jobs and added security.

New York City has its share of history in the game. Determined to attract tourists again after September 11, 2001, state officials decided to authorized legalized gambling expansion. Lawmakers, once opposed to the game, signed the bill to find quick income.

At some states, playing is a defensive move. They put up gaming companies in their own state so as to avoid their citizens spending money on other states. Also, its hard to see by states develop their roads, their jobs, their schools, etc because they got their money from your citizens.

To effectively make the game as an indispensable part of tourist activity, you must include it in the state tourism package. Casinos should be made as all part of the cake, this way you get continuous income from it coming from residents and tourists.