From the Buffalo News:
Nik Wallenda will make money when he walks across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The Seneca Niagara Casino paid him to practice there this month, and ABC-TV will pay him to walk over the falls next month.
The Canadian government also will make money. It aims to rake in nearly $200,000 by renting out restaurants and advertisement space in the parks around the falls. The Canadian tourism businesses are positioned to profit, as well.
But on the U.S. side, the picture is a bit different.