Determinants of the probability and timing of commercial casino legalization in the United States

@article{Calcagno2009DeterminantsOT,
  title={Determinants of the probability and timing of commercial casino legalization in the United States},
  author={Peter T. Calcagno and Douglas Walker and John D. Jackson},
  journal={Public Choice},
  year={2009},
  volume={142},
  pages={69-90}
}
The adoption of lotteries by state governments has received significant attention in the economics literature, but the issue of casino adoption has been neglected by researchers. Casino gambling is a relatively new industry in the United States, outside Nevada and New Jersey. As of 2007, 11 states had established commercial casinos; several more states are considering legalization. We analyze the factors that determine a state’s decision to legalize commercial casinos, using data from 1985 to… 
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