عنوان مقاله [English]
In recent years, attention and emphasis on traditional and indigenous sports has been considered as one of the most important strategies for the attraction and development of sporting tourists with economic goals in different countries. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the impact of indigenous and local games on GDP growth and employment creation in host societies. The qualitative research was conducted through interviews with experts. The statistical society was a survey of sport management and sports professionals, of which 15 The snowball sampling method was used and the research continued until the data saturation. The results of the research, in two parts of GDP and employment, showed that indigenous and local games, through tourism development, value creation, job creation, income generation and increased production, lead to an increase in GDP, as well as indigenous and local games by creating tourism-related businesses., Gambling-related businesses, gambling-related jobs, and gambling-related businesses will lead to job creation.