Monday, June 13, 2016

Gambling in Southern Illinois

The Southern has a good article on the effect of casinos and video gaming on the southern Illinois economy. One interesting point is that the expansion of the Walkers Bluff resort complex will likely not happen if it does not get approval from the state for an onsite casino.

I was in Metropolis for the Superman Celebration the past weekend and the downtown area certainly has never seen any benefit from the waterfront casino there. The community did get quite an influx of cash when the casino went in but really do not see it reflected in downtown development.

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