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Casino regulations and economic welfare

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  • Juin-Jen Chang
  • Ching-Chong Lai
  • Ping Wang

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This paper studies the entry and tax regulation of oligopolistically competitive privately run casinos and government-run casinos in a jurisdiction. We highlight three important external effects from casino-style gambling: non-casino income creation, social disorder costs, and cross-border gambling. The laissez-faire equilibrium need not be overcrowding compared with regulated or government-run regimes. Entry regulation may lead to higher jurisdiction welfare than tax regulation. Government-run casinos always operate on a larger scale and achieve higher welfare than other regimes, given the same number of casinos. With an endogenous fraction of external gamblers, a dispersed casino configuration yields higher welfare than a centralized one.

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  • Juin-Jen Chang & Ching-Chong Lai & Ping Wang, 2010. "Casino regulations and economic welfare," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 43(3), pages 1058-1085, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:43:y:2010:i:3:p:1058-1085
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    Cited by:

    1. Humphreys, Brad R. & Marchand, Joseph, 2013. "New casinos and local labor markets: Evidence from Canada," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 24(C), pages 151-160.
    2. Juin-Jen Chang & Ching-Chong Lai & Ping Wang, 2017. "A Tale of Two Cities: Cross-Border Casino Competition Between Detroit and Windsor," NBER Working Papers 23969, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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    JEL classification:

    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory

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