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Casino Business in the Context of Tourism Development (Case: Montenegro)

Faculty of tourism Montenegro Tourism School, Mediterranean University, Podgorica 81000, Montenegro
School of Advanced Social Studies, Gregorčičeva 19, 5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenia
DOBA Faculty of Applied Business and Social Studies, Prešernova ulica 1, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
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Soc. Sci. 2017, 6(4), 146;
Received: 15 October 2017 / Revised: 17 November 2017 / Accepted: 22 November 2017 / Published: 30 November 2017
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Special Interest tourism (SIT) represents an answer to mass tourism and its goal is to ensure tourist destination sustainability. The casino industry is growing intensively in the territory of Montenegro and a question arises whether casino tourism development is an opportunity or a danger for Montenegro and its sustainability. The goals of this paper are to show and assess the current offerings and potential for development of casino tourism in Montenegro, to point out advantages and challenges in development of casino tourism in this type of destination. Econometric models were used for the needs of this paper (time series correlations and regression for defining relation between casino business and tourism, ARIMA model for prognosis of casino business in the context of tourism until 2020). For the first time in the territory of Montenegro, 14 anonymous interviews were carried out with casino players to determine the quality of current offerings for development of casino tourism in Montenegro. The main finding suggests that casino tourism in Montenegro is not sufficiently developed, but that we can boast of a high-quality casino offering such as Slovenia. Limitations lie in the lack of data over a long period and the non-existence of the records on number of casino tourists in Montenegro. The emphasis is put on the economic effects of developing casino tourism, rather than the social ones. View Full-Text
Keywords: casino; tourism; forecast; econometrics; Montenegro casino; tourism; forecast; econometrics; Montenegro

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Bulatović, I.; Stranjančević, A.; Lacmanović, D.; Raspor, A. Casino Business in the Context of Tourism Development (Case: Montenegro). Soc. Sci. 2017, 6, 146.

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