The debate on the table today is whether or not casinos are good or bad for the economy. In the trying times of the economy is having casinos in your home town a wise choice? This is a heated topic for many as there are many pros as wells as cons when it comes to gambling. Depending on your personal view point on whether or not gambling is an ethical choice will of course sway your decisions on if you feel that casinos are good or bad for the economy.
Casino can bring a lot of things to certain areas, and in the economic mess we are in now they can provide an avenue of revenue for these areas. Casinos generally mean more tourism, as people love to gamble and will travel to visit a brand new casino. Bringing people into your area does mean that there is more money coming in which in turn means more money for your town and or state. By building new casino also means that there will be many new jobs available for the residents of that town. With more and more people becoming unemployed isn’t the idea of a plethora of new jobs an ideal situation? Casinos tend to employ hundreds of people, if not more, for the various positions that are needed inside the casino. So the next time someone asks you if casinos are good or bad for the economy take a step back and look at some of the positive things that having a casino in your area could do.
Gambling however for some is an addiction and it can get out of hand. Many people are afraid of that as a risk when there is talk about having a new casino in their area. For some people they think of gambling in negative terms and often associate the term with crime, drugs and addiction. For some people gambling can turn into a problem, and when this happens people have been known to do desperate things. So there is a risk that having a casino could also lead to unwanted problems, and there is the slight risk as well that crime rates could up. Due to the known problems associated with gambling many casinos do offer help for people who may have a problem with gambling.
There are always pros and cons to everything, and this is especially true on the debate of whether or not casinos are good or bad for the economy. One needs to sometimes take a chance, if the good outweigh the bad. Would having more jobs and more money in your area be worth the risk of gambling addictions and higher crime rates? Don’t be so quick to answer this debate, weigh the pros and cons.