You are hereHome › Hal Marcus College of Science & Engineering (CSE) › Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences › Meyer-Arendt, Klaus J. › Mississippi Casinos and Geographic Concepts Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Meyer-Arendt, K. J. (1997). Mississippi Casinos and Geographic Concepts. Mississippi Journal For The Social Studies, 8(1), 1-12. Download PDF Mississippi Casinos and Geographic Concepts Details Type Journal Article Title Mississippi Casinos and Geographic Concepts Contributor(s) Meyer-Arendt, Klaus J. (author) Located In Mississippi Journal for the Social Studies Volume 8 Issue 1 Start Page 1 End Page 12 Date 1997 Abstract Casino gaming2 was legalized in Mississippi in 1990, and it has since become one of the state's largest industries (Meyer-Arendt, 1997c). Gross annual revenues of Mississippi casinos exceeded $2 billion in 1996, making the state Number 3 in the USA after Nevada and New Jersey. The economic benefits have been great for the state as well as for counties and certain local communities, especially since mostly outof- sta te money is being wagered. But increasingly negative impacts have been f cit, notably in terms of social, quality-of-life, and environmental aspects. Much has been written about Mississippi's casino industry and ongoing studies are being conducted. It is not the intent of this article to present all the background information on casino development nor is it the intent to debate the pros and cons of gambling and its impacts. For better or for worse, casino gambling has become part of the geographic landscape in Mississippi. This article examines Mississippi casino gambling in terms of basic geographic concepts that are used in economic and urban geography.