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Gambling on the American dream : Atlantic City and the casino era

Author: James R Karmel
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, 2008.
Series: Financial history (London, England), no. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a historical perspective for understanding the exponential growth of casinos in the United States since 1990, by telling the story of Atlantic City, New Jersey since the 1970s. This work  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James R Karmel
ISBN: 9781851969265 1851969268
OCLC Number: 180880738
Description: xiii, 319 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: We are for gambling: the pre-casino years and casino legalization --
Let the gaming begin: a new era for Atlantic City --
A winning bet? Success and struggle in the 1980s --
Recession and recovery: turning a casino corner --
Casino magnets: new immigrants and Atlantic City opportunity --
Big visions: competition, consolidation and the Great Tunnel-Connector War of the 1990s --
New stylings: finance, retail and challenges at the turn of the century --
Atlantic City and the American casino era.
Series Title: Financial history (London, England), no. 4.
Responsibility: by James R. Karmel.
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