For a while now the US gambling market has been down. You can thank the recession for that- it caused millions of people to lose their jobs. As companies started to feel the strain of the declining market and heightened prices of their raw goods, they had to come down with expenses elsewhere. The problem was that there were few other places where they could come down. One of them inevitably was cutting jobs. Once businesses started cutting jobs in mass numbers it suddenly created a disastrous front for the US to deal with. The unemployment lines were long and there were more jobs being cut. This put the unemployment rate at an all time high with experts citing this time as the worst since The Great Depression of the 40s. That did not sit well for many. One by one people who entered the unemployment lines had to also cut back seriously on their spending. By fueling smaller and smaller amounts in the economy, it brought the market down even farther. This was a cyclical effect that plagued the market for eighteen months and it is first now that there are some clear changes going on.
Of course without the funds needed to fuel the economy, no one had the funds to gamble with. This meant that they had to continue to cut gambling out of their overall activities. Gambling companies were on the defensive—and still are—and they are now having a difficult time revamping their businesses. It is all dependent on how quickly people are able to rally financially and once again enter into their gambling modes. This is something that experts are hoping does not last for very much longer. There are people who are slowly reentering the gambling market and it is hoped that they are going to push things to normal. Casino operators are focused once again on building their businesses via promotions and specials. This is something you can expect is going to continue until the market returns to what it was pre-recession.