State of Things
12:04 pm
Thu July 14, 2011

The Casino Business

Harrah's

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.

Host Frank Stasio talks about the state’s casino business with report co-author Jim Johnson, Director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center and distinguished professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC Chapel Hill.

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