Casinos aren’t great economic drivers, but there are pluses – Point of View

If Suburians want to gamble, let them. Bring on the casino. But it will not lead to a better quality of life. The economic impacts for a community with a casino are not life-changing. It should be looked upon as another venue for entertainment and a good source of employment --both of which are attractive -- but a casino does not work well as an economic driver. That was the conclusion of a 2004 study of the Brantford casino, five years after it opened. That city's experience is a reasonable comparison for what Greater Sudbury might expect. Read article