History of Gambling in America

ISBN-10: 0132390795

ISBN-13: 9780132390798

Edition: 2010

Authors: Kathryn Hashimoto, Steve Durham

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The casino industry has been on a wild ride for three quarters of a century. What started as an attempt at economic development in the desert and turned into a haven for organized crime, is today one of the fastest growing industries around the world. This book traces the history of American gaming from the first European settlers to the Nevada experiment. Along the way readers will learn about the impact of gaming on society and the early attempts to minimize that impact. Historyof Gambling in America, The, 1/e then takes readers through the evolution of the gaming industry in Nevada as it deals with organized crime. In the process, a template for strict enforcement of laws to ensure the integrity of the casinos emerges that benefits the industry, the state, and the customers. A book on gaming cannot be complete without addressing the reasons for legalization and the reasons against it. Social issues such as crime, bankruptcy, and disordered gambling are also thoroughly covered. Anyone interested in gambling
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Book details

List price: $92.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/18/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Why are There Rules?
History from Plymouth Plantation to the Civil War
History from the Civil War through the Great Depression
The Modern Era - Nevada
Modern Era - New Jersey
Native American Gaming
Other Jurisdictions - Riverboats
Other Jurisdictions - Landbased Casinos
The Costs and Benefits of Legalized Gaming
Economic Benefits
Acceptance of Gaming
Regulations
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