East St. Louis places its bet

Hornblower, Margot; Benson, Jyl
April 1996
Time;4/1/1996, Vol. 147 Issue 14, p32
Reports on the financial success of Casino Queen, a riverboat casino. The amount of taxes collected from it by East St. Louis, Illinois; How it has helped revitalize the city; Economic and social costs; Many low income retirees gambling; Why cities that attract tourists benefit the most from gambling; Why gambling does not always result in economic growth; Atlantic City, New Jersey's loss of a third of its retail business after casinos moved in.


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