A mixed blessing for `America's Ethiopia.'

Popkin, James
March 1994
U.S. News & World Report;3/14/94, Vol. 116 Issue 10, p52
Discusses the impact of casinos in Tunica, Mississippi, formerly the poorest county in America. High percentage of people employed in the Casinos; Claims that casinos have made it harder for poor to afford decent housing, as boom has priced many out of the real estate market; Millions blown in Tunica since the first casino opened; Concerns of economists.


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