Casinos http://wunc.org en The Casino Business http://wunc.org/post/casino-business <p></p><p>Gambling is big business in Western North Carolina. A new report by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that Harrah's Cherokee Casino pours more than $380 million into the local economy there. That has led to improvements in life expectancy, poverty rates and even education in the area. Thu, 14 Jul 2011 16:04:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 8164 at http://wunc.org The Casino Business Report: Casino Benefits Local Economy http://wunc.org/post/report-casino-benefits-local-economy <p>The Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in Western North Carolina contributes almost $400 million to the local economy. That’s according to <span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/KI/reports/CasinoImpact/">a new report from UNC Chapel Hill</a></span>.</p> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 22:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 8520 at http://wunc.org