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Title: Increased Crime and Legalizing Gambling Operations: The Impact on the Socio-Economics of Business and Government
Journal: Criminal Law Bulletin  Volume:30  Issue:6  Dated:(November-December 1994)  Pages:538-555
Author(s): J W Kindt
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 18
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Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This analysis of legalized gambling concludes that the flow of new tax revenues generated by increasing legalized gambling activities can theoretically stay ahead of the increased costs to a particular State's criminal justice system, but the increased costs are greater than the benefits when all the costs are considered.
Abstract: Legalized gambling activities are being rapidly adopted by many States, but no State has a comprehensive developmental plan that includes the overall socioeconomic costs of legalized gambling. Therefore, States considering initiating or expanding legalized gambling activities must necessarily extrapolate from the best reports available that analyze those specialized costs associated with legalized gambling activities from a statewide perspective. Unlike most business activities, legalized gambling activities add three significant costs to government: (1) regulatory costs, (2) socioeconomic costs resulting from new compulsive gambling activities, and (3) costs to the criminal justice system.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Cost/Benefit Analysis; Gambling; Impact prediction; Legislative impact
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