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The Resource Jokers wild : legalized gambling in the twenty-first century, Thomas Barker and Marjie Britz, (electronic resource)

Jokers wild : legalized gambling in the twenty-first century, Thomas Barker and Marjie Britz, (electronic resource)

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Jokers wild : legalized gambling in the twenty-first century
Title
Jokers wild
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legalized gambling in the twenty-first century
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Thomas Barker and Marjie Britz
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Language
eng
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Barker, Thomas
Dewey number
795/.0973
LC call number
HV6715
LC item number
.B37 2000eb
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  • Britz, Marjie
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Gambling
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A history and analysis of gambling in the United States from bingo to state lotteries to Indian gaming and the rise of Las Vegas, this book reveals how we have become a nation of gamblers and what the future holds for the gambling industry. From the colonial era to the present, Americans have enjoyed a love-hate relationship with gambling. It is a pastime that has gone from sin to recreational activity, and an industry that has moved from control by organized crime to management by executives with MBAs. While gaming is one of the nation's fastest-growing industries, Barker and Britz predict that this process will slow or stop in the next century as the result of market saturation and unknown social and economic effects which loom over the glitz, glamour, and action. Providing the latest information on the nature and extent of legalized gambling in the United States, this study examines why we gamble and how the relative impact of the activity differs in certain segments of the population. Legalized gambling is, at best, problematic behavior with both good and bad consequences. State-sponsored gambling, both in the form of monopolistic lotteries and in tribal casinos, does to some extent call into question the proper role of the state or tribal nation in promoting a potentially harmful activity among its citizens. States that have looked to legalized gambling as a source of economic salvation may soon experience difficulties as gambling venues multiply and unregulated Internet gambling becomes more widespread
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Jokers wild : legalized gambling in the twenty-first century, Thomas Barker and Marjie Britz, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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OCM1bookssj0000186082
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unknown
Isbn
9780275965877
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(alk. paper)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000186082
Label
Jokers wild : legalized gambling in the twenty-first century, Thomas Barker and Marjie Britz, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000186082
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780275965877
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000186082

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