Tuesday, August 03, 2010

NYT Article on Casinos Includes Nazareth Resident

A New York Times article on the gambling industry in the area around NYC focused on Mt. Airy and included reference to a resident of Nazareth (read it here).

Jeff Jones, a Nazareth area landscaper, was an ‘example’ of how the table games have increased revenues. Jones had been coming to Mt. Airy to bring his mother who liked the slots. With table games now open he also plays.

The article discussed the extreme competition in the region with Sands  now open and a few new ones that will be on recently granted Indian tribal lands. It also notes how NJ is considering responding to the significant loss Atlantic City has taken at its 11 casinos.

At a time when everyone apparently needs money, governments are encouraging and supporting the casinos due to the tax, but you do have to wonder about the impact it will have on the people spending so much on the chance of a big payout.

Posted via email from Ross Nunamaker

1 comment:

Clem said...

Slouching Towards Gomorrah.