There are positive and negative effects. The positive effects on reservations are mostly on economic of Native American reservation. Firstly, the economic landscape of Native American reservations can change significantly. The number of employed Native American will increase in nearly all reservation, as there will be employment opportunities in casinos (Mullis & Kamper, 2001). Secondly, there will be increased earnings in those communities that surround reserves due to increased source of revenue (Mullis & Kamper, 2001). This will also alter the number of families registered in various social programs, which provide support to such families (Mullis & Kamper, 2001). Moreover, the per capita income in these reserves is likely to improve and hence this might cause changes in lifestyle in American native reservation (Mullis & Kamper, 2001). Lastly, proceeds generated from casinos are more likely to be used in both physical and social capital, such as provision of health care, and building of schools.
On the other hand, the emergence of casinos on American native reserves leads to negative effects. For example, many of the young Native American may engage in various games found on casinos and fail to attend schools (Mullis & Kamper, 2001). There is a probability of having increased social ills. Such social ills include fights during gaming, cybercrime, theft, fraud, and embezzlement (Mullis & Kamper, 2001). Moreover, the rate of prostitution is likely to rise in areas with established casinos due to increased flow of money (Mullis & Kamper, 2001).
There are various forms of social problems experienced by Native Americans. Such problems will increase with the emergence of casinos. The most significant problem is the rise of crime rates in a community where casinos are established (Mullis & Kamper, 2001). This can be documented with increased rates of forgery, embezzlement, and stolen property (Mullis & Kamper, 2001).
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