In today’s economy there are some issues that are still arising. Though the recession is over, there are plenty of things that are still hampering its consistent growth. The one thing that is keeping things down is the overwhelming unemployment rate. All over the country there are people who are still looking for jobs and without that basic security, it may be difficult for them to engage in any form of gambling whatsoever. There are plenty of different people who can work in the market, but there is a notable lack of jobs to work with. Companies are slow to bring in full time positions just yet. Research is showing that they are mostly working with short-term project managers or part-time workers. People who are trying to maintain their lifestyles cannot afford to downgrade to either. This is causing people to rethink their budgets and cut back on anything that is not a necessity. Gambling, of course, falls into that category. No one NEEDs to wager and that is what is hampering a lot of the growth markets in the US. Take New Jersey for example, its Atlantic City property has long been suffering due to declining numbers. Those declines are showing no signs of slowing down either. They are coming up short on all levels and casino organizers are trying to keep on building their promotions and specials as a result. This is why they are pushing for bigger promotions, but it isn’t working as well to spur on business as they had originally hoped.
Right now, everyone is pointing to jobs and job creation for the US. They realize that this is the key to true economic turnaround and change. If people aren’t confident in how their bills are going to be paid, they are not going to feel safe, or even be able to, move into gambling as a hobby. This is why there is so much emphasis on it as a pressing issue. Legislators are focused on creating jobs and giving businesses the incentives to keep on building. This is going to most likely be the only thing that changes the economy in the near future.