Casinos have been a part of urban lifestyle for quite a long while, especially in developed countries like the USA, Canada, the UK, Britain etc. It is therefore generally considered a place of luxury, and with gambling having a generally negative image in society, casinos fall into a black mark there as well. However, it must be noted that casinos do have positive impacts on society and the economy. A few have been discussed below.
Jobs: A large number of jobs are created by both brick and mortar and online casinos. In the case of brick and mortar casinos, a number of jobs need to be done. Since casinos have a rating of 4 stars or more, they have several amenities that require manual assistance. These include slot operators, cleaning staff, poolside assistance, cashiers, waiters, dealers etc. Each one requires different levels of education and practice and therefore provides a large group of people with jobs. In the case of online casinos, coders are the most important workforce. They are required to take care of the security of the website and make sure that no fraud is committed. This is especially important in online casinos because of the hacking risk. So it is evident from this that a large number of people get employed due to casinos.
- Economic development: Due to the sudden increase in jobs in society, a large number of people suddenly get employed, which in turn increases the per capita income of people. A higher per capita income implies a higher purchasing power for the people in the state, and this increases the overall welfare of the people. Even though per capita income is not a reliable source of checking a country’s development it has been observed that a country that promotes gambling and casinos has a higher GDP growth percentage than those that do not promote it. So at least theoretically speaking it generates a small amount of revenue in society.
- The Taxpayer’s Benefit: governments of countries sea casinos as a luxury item and they are not completely wrong. Even though betting like lotteries are allowed in most countries, casinos are generally considered more expensive and therefore taxed higher. This higher taxing means more revenue for the government, and this money funds a lot of projects necessary to increase the overall welfare of the people of the state.
Additional businesses: With the increase of casinos in a city, a lot of other businesses also thrive. These include restaurants, hotels, inns, lodges, thrift shops, souvenir shops, etc. that can grow with them the immense influx of people from different parts of the world.