“Don’t Blow a Bunch of Cash on Vegas:” An Event Study Analysis of President Obama’s Public Statements on Las Vegas

  • Paul Gift, Michael J. Gift
  • Published 2011


In February of 2009 and 2010, President Obama made what some in the media and gaming industries construed as negative public statements regarding trips to Las Vegas. Some claimed these statements could easily be interpreted as a suggestion that companies and individuals avoid casino areas, thus doing additional harm to their surrounding economies during… (More)


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