When these were launched initially, there was a lot of criticism and casinos received a lot of flak from the upper middle class, middle class and lower middle class. Calls of the casinos being ‘unethical’, ‘immoral’ began to resound globally. However, with the pay perks and almost everyone seeming to pay a visit, the opinion towards casinos has changed. And it is safe to say they are a boon in a few aspects and bane in the other.
Tourism: With innovative presentations and new ways being used to lure the public, most of the people are not shying away from travelling to other places, places where these casinos are housed basically; just to get a ‘feel’ and experience. This is a high source of foreign revenue and an innovative way to promote tourism among the elite and high class life addicted people.
Increased Employment: Casinos are usually huge establishments, which require a large work force to take care of it. Right from managerial cadre to the security level, there is an opportunity at every level of employment. This would go a long way in providing employment opportunities to the unemployed and the youth alike. Students looking for part times can do so as well.
Community benefits, self-help: At the time of establishment itself, the representatives of the locations where these casinos are set up and the management of the casinos come to a formal agreement regarding the sharing of taxes and usage of taxes for the betterment of the community where the casino is housed. This would go a long way in helping the poor, providing better life facilities, better quality of life. In short, it would be like a win win situation for the management and the public. Taxes can be transferred to the government.