There ain’t no such thing, at least, not through honesty. Will Bunch:
Our modern AC was born, essentially of a panic that set in during the mid-1970s, when it first became clear that factory jobs might not be coming back. It’s kind of ironic that gambling in Atlantic City was born of a gambler’s mentality — the idea that a faded city could win it all back with one role of the dice, a kind of magical thinking that this would work…because no one else east of Las Vegas would ever open a rival casino.
That’s why it’s kind of nauseating to see Philadelphia take one more compulsive step down this pathway of failure. Casinos are “economic development” in the same sense that Taco Bell is “dinner.”