Look Beyond Las Vegas To See Casino Gaming’s Large Local Impact | Forbes

My latest for Forbes.com considers the ultimate impact of casino gaming:

Even though Nevada lost its monopoly on casino gaming in 1976, many Americans still think of the national casino gaming industry as being mostly in—and benefiting—Las Vegas. But most of the $72 billion or so tribal and commercial casinos make each year comes from outside Las Vegas. And while the industry gets attention on the national stage, casino gaming’s biggest impact is decidedly local.

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