Gulf Coast: Casino Economy

My latest article, posted on Gulf Coast Reconstruction Watch:

As tens of thousands of Katrina victims continue to live in dilapidated trailers and thousands more remain stranded in states as far away as Utah and Georgia, multinational corporations loaded with cash are forging ahead with business projects with questionable benefits for the stricken people of the Gulf Coast.

The casino industry is a prime example. Thanks to a bill passed last year by the Mississippi legislature lifting a 16-year ban on land-based casinos, gaming giants like Harrah’s Entertainment and Donald Trump’s Entertainment Resorts Inc. are pouring millions of dollars into huge, luxurious casinos that will transform the coastal city of Biloxi into the gaming and entertainment capital of the South.

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