Casino Gambling: Should Baltimore Roll the Dice?

October 1994 / Abell Reports / Community Development

As gambling grows in popularity, income-hungry jurisdictions across America are increasingly viewing casino gambling as a panacea: a way to boost tax revenues, reverse downward job trends, and to attract tourism.

For all of the growing presence of casino gambling nationally, Baltimore City has no policy on the issue. It needs one now. In response to this changing environment, the city’s leadership and electorate need to come together and decide in what ways the presence or absence of casino gambling helps or hurts the city, to set appropriate objectives, and to develop programming to meet those objectives.