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State lotteries and legalized gambling : painless revenue or painful mirage

Author: Richard McGowan
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lotteries and state-sponsored gambling is big business. This is the first study that evaluates the business strategies of state lotteries on two fronts. First, it examines which of the lottery strategies produces the most consistent source of revenue for the state. Second, it analyzes possible overall gambling strategies that states will need to utilize as they seek to expand gambling revenue. This is must reading  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McGowan, Richard, 1952-
State lotteries and legalized gambling.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1994
(DLC) 94015884
(OCoLC)30318867
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard McGowan
ISBN: 0313035695 9780313035692
OCLC Number: 55898028
Notes: Logo of Quorum Books appears on spine.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 171 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments; Preface; Part I: Lotteries: History, Controversies, and Current State; 1. The Three Waves of Lottery Activity in the United States; 2. Lotteries and Gambling as Worldwide Phenomena; 3. The Triumph of the "Ethics of Tolerance": The Evolution of Lotteries in the Public Policy Process; Part II: The Strategic Management of Lotteries; 4. Lottery Games and the Various Strategies for Conducting Lotteries; 5. Lottery Sales and Other Forms of Gambling: Possible Cannibalization and Other Consequences.
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This study evaluates the business strategies of state lotteries. It examines which of the lottery strategies produce the most revenue for the state, and analyses how revenues can be increased. This  Read more...

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.,."a major contribution to the knowledge of this field because of the rigor of McGowan's thinking and his use of sophisticated research techniques."-Perspectives on Political Science

 
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