In recent years, more jurisdictions in the United States have legalized gambling, especially casino-style gambling, which has had an effect on connected industries and gambling-oriented mass tourism. This trend has been going on since the 1990s, and as the casino industry has grown, it has drawn tourists who are eager to experience gambling in a legal and glamorous atmosphere.

With certain exceptions, most forms of gambling other than casinos are locally based and attract few, if any, tourists. Big casino towns such as Las Vegas, Nevada, however, attract people from many different parts of the world. More than 40 million visitors a year come to Las Vegas and spend money not only on gambling, but also on hotel rooms, shows, and food. Competition for domestic and ...

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