Impact of Gambling: Economic Effects More Measurable Than Social Effects

GGD-00-78 Published: Apr 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 2000.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Gambling Impact Study Commission's (NGISC) case study on gambling, focusing on: (1) the economic effects of gambling, particularly on employment, bankruptcy, and tax revenues and community investment; (2) the social effects of gambling; (3) the prevalence of pathological gambling; and (4) whether communities offer incentives to attract gambling establishments.

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