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The gambling debate

Author: Richard McGowan
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008.
Series: Historical guides to controversial issues in America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the pros and cons of issues related to gambling, discussing such topics as the current state of gambling in the United States, gambling on the Internet, and the impact of the gambling industry on Native Americans.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard McGowan
ISBN: 9780313340680 0313340684
OCLC Number: 156902320
Description: xvii, 168 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. I: Introduction. The current climate of gambling in the United States --
Ethical rationales utilized in public policy : the gambling and tobacco industries --
pt. II: Current issues. Internet gambling : gambling's jackpot or demise? --
Sports gambling : a friendly wager or a threat to the integrity of the game? --
Native American gambling : economic development or dependence? --
pt. III: Government's role in gambling. Expanding gambling : factors behind the decision --
Locating a casino and selecting an operator : the St. Louis experience --
Playing the revenue game : New England's gaming industry --
Macau : China's entry into the world of gambling --
pt. IV: Conclusion. The role of government and the gambling industry.
Series Title: Historical guides to controversial issues in America.
Responsibility: Richard A. McGowan.
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