The Socio, Economic, and Environmental Impacts of Casino Tourism in Goa


  • Kaustubh Kamat Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Goa University Taleigao Plateau, Goa – 403206, India
  • Miriam Scaglione University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Valais, Professor, Institute of Tourism TECHNO-Pôle 3960 Sierre, Switzerland
  • Subhash Kizhakanveatil Bhaskaran Pillai Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, Goa University Taleigao Plateau, Goa – 403206, India
  • Ruey Feng Chen Assistant Professor, Department of Travel Management Secretary of Dean Office, Tourism & Hospitality College, Hsing Wu University No. 101, Sec.1, Fenliao Rd., LinKou District, New Taipei City 24452, Taiwan R.O.C.


Binary logit analysis, Resident perceptions, Tourism segmentation, Casino Tourism, Tourism industry


This study investigates resident perception towards Casino Tourism which may be helpful for the formulation of possible strategic tourism policies. Binary logit model was applied to reveal the heterogeneity of resident’s perception towards casino tourismimpacts. The result of this study reflects the overall opinions of the sample population, and further identifies relatively homogeneous opinion groups. Age, gender, income, education, length of residence was found to have a significant impact on perceptions about casino tourism. Binary logit model and marginal increase function were used to predict increase/decrease in probability to belong to analyzed group by variation in demographic profiles, thus contributing to the debate on casino tourism sustainability.


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Kamat, K., Scaglione, M., Kizhakanveatil Bhaskaran Pillai, S., & Feng Chen, R. (2016). The Socio, Economic, and Environmental Impacts of Casino Tourism in Goa. Revista Latino-Americana De Turismologia, 2(1), 44–54. Recuperado de