Many citizens are quite angry at the state gambling boards in those states that allow gambling. They say that casinos are able to get away with murder and build giant projects and break all the rules of the city’s codes. These same people say that many times environmental impact reports are looked over and cast aside because the casino has so much clout, lobbying dollars and is so ingrained in politics that they cannot be stopped.
It is because of the mistrust of government and the gambling boards as well as the huge amounts of money that gambling casinos generate that people generally mistrust the entire system. To alleviate some of this mistrust from the citizenry and some of the problems, which go along with very outspoken minority groups, it makes sense to have a very strong public relations program for the gambling boards at the state level.
These gambling boards need to have open communication lines with all major media outlets so they can explain exactly what is going on and educate the consumer, future gambler and the general public as to why they have made the decisions that they have. It is not easy to put in huge giant casinos that costs over $1 billion and citizens should understand that any project that size will have a number of mitigation issues simply to get the project done. Perhaps you will consider all this in 2006.