A casino would likely fail in the Yarmouth area. That’s the conclusion of a consultant hired by the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation.
HLT Advisory Inc. reviewed a preliminary assessment of the market surrounding Yarmouth to support a casino and concluded it would not attract sufficient tourist dollars to make a significant impact on the local economy.
Deputy warden Steven Paquette says he wasn’t sad to hear the news.
“In the event that we do explore something like that I would really like to make sure that there is some analysis coupled with an economic feasibility analysis.
“A lot of communities get interested in the possibility of a certain revenue stream but neglect to look at the social implications of that kind of business.
“Those harms need to be calculated as a part of that business planning process,” he said at Municipality of Yarmouth council meeting on Feb. 26.