Год издания: 2006
Количество страниц: 182
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Biloxi, Bay St. Louis, Gulfport, Greenville, Lula, Natchez, Tunica, and Vicksburg?destinations once known for hanging moss, antebellum homes, or seaside fun are now also sought out for casino gambling. The phenomenal growth of the Mississippi casino resort industry has attracted substantial interest from industry observers, public officials, politicians, and public interest groups. This book seeks to begin the conversation about the effects the industry and its dramatic growth have had on the politics, culture, and people of Mississippi. Prior to the casinos' arrival in mid-July of 1992, the river and coastal regions of Mississippi were mired in economic recession. Unemployment was high, incomes were low, and prospects for improvement were dim. The state frequently ranked at or near the bottom on a litany of national socio-economic ratings. One state economic developer said the decision to authorize casinos was "born more out of desperation" than any ingenious plan. ...