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The international encyclopedia of gambling

Author: William Norman Thompson
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2010.
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From the Publisher: The International Encyclopedia of Gambling seeks to explain the gambling phenomenon through an in-depth exploration of gambling operations around the world. More than 300 entries reflect the global stretch of the industry as they examine games, venues, players and other leading figures, legal issues, the history of gaming, and the literature on the subject. The work is enhanced with a dozen  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Norman Thompson
ISBN: 9781598842258 1598842250 9781598842265 1598842269
OCLC Number: 429027429
Notes: 2001 edition has title: Gambling in America.
Description: 2 volumes (xxxvii, 732, I-12 pages) : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface: Lyrics: Molly and Tenbrooks --
Introduction --
Chronology --
Volume 1 --
Section 1: General Topics --
Cards, playing --
Cash transaction reports and money laundering --
Casino --
Casino employees --
Casino nights (Las Vegas nights) --
Cheating schemes --
Chips, gambling --
Cockfighting --
Commission on the review of National policy toward gambling (1974-1976) --
Credit and debts --
Crime and gambling --
Cruise ships --
Demographic categories of players --
Dog racing --
Economic impacts of gambling --
Economics and gambling --
European casinos and American casinos compared --
Federal lottery laws --
Federal wire act of 1961 --
Gambler's book club --
Gamblers' motivations: why do they gamble? --
Gambling devices acts (the Johnson act and amendments) --
Gambling on the high seas, the laws of --
Gambling systems --
Gaming institutes: research and political --
Horse racing --
Insurance and gambling --
Internet gambling (including Unlawful internet gambling enforcement act of 2006) --
Interstate horse racing act of 1978 --
Kefauver committee --
Knapp commission (1970-1972) --
McClellan committee --
National gambling impact study commission (1997-1999) --
Native American gaming: contemporary --
Native American gaming: data --
Native American gaming: traditional --
Organized crime control act of 1970 --
Political culture and Nevada: reassessing the theory --
Positive case for gambling: one person's view --
President's commission on law enforcement and administration of justice --
President's commission on organized crime --
Problem gambling --
Professional and amateur sports protection act of 1992 --
Racino --
Religion and gambling --
Sex and gambling in Nevada --
Sports betting --
Stock market --
Taxes, gambling --
Travel act of 1961 --
Wagering paraphernalia act of 1961 --
Section 2: Games --
Baccara, Chemin de Fer, and baccarate-type games --
Bingo --
Blackjack --
Craps and other dice games --
Faro --
House-banked games --
Jai Alai --
Keno --
Lotteries --
Pai Gow and games with dominos --
Pari-mutuel and wagering systems --
Player-banked games --
Poker --
Red dog --
Roulette, wheels of fortune, and other wheel games --
Slot machines and machine gambling --
Trente et Quarante (30 and 40) --
Two up --
Section 3: Biographies Of Leading Figures In Gambling --
Adelson, Sheldon --
Benazet, Jacques, and Edward Benazet --
Bennet, Bill and Bill Pennington --
Bennet, William J --
Binion, Benny, and Jack Binion --
Blanc, Francois, and Louis Blanc --
Boyd, Sam and William Boyd --
Canfield, Richard --
Cardano, Garolamo, and Blaise Pascal --
Chun Rak-Won --
Comstock, Anthony --
Coolidge, Cassius Marcellus, and those "poker playing dogs" --
Dalitz, Morris --
Dandolos, Nick --
Davis, John --
Eadington, William R --
Fahrenkopf, Frank Jr --
Gates, John W --
Gaughan, Jackie, and Michael Gaughan --
Grey, Thomas A --
Harrah, William F --
Ho, Stanley --
Hoffa, Jimmy --
Hughes, Howard --
Jones, "Canada Bill" --
Kennedy, Robert F --
Kerkorian, Kirk --
Kerzner, Sol --
Lansky, Meyer --
Laughlin, Don, and Laughlin, Nevada --
Maloof, George --
Morrissey, Jack --
Moss, Johnny --
Pendleton, Edward --
Rose, I Nelson --
Rothstein, Arnold --
Sawyer, Grant --
Siegel, Benjamin --
Thompson, "Titanic" (Alvin Clarence Thomas) --
Trump, Donald John --
Wallner, Leo --
Wynn, Stephen Alan --
Ziemba, William T --
Index. Volume 2: Section 4: Venues And Places --
Africa --
East Africa --
North Africa --
South Africa --
West Africa --
Asia --
China (including Hong Kond, and Macau) --
Indian subcontinent (including Bhutan, Goa, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Sikkim) --
Japan and Pachinko parlors --
Korea --
Philippines --
Southeast Asia --
Australia Pacific region (including New Zealand, Tinian, and Guam) --
Canada --
Alberta --
Atlantic lottery corporation --
British Columbia --
Manitoba --
New Brunswick --
Newfoundland and Labrador --
Nova Scotia --
Ontario --
Prince Edward Island --
Quebec --
Saskatchewan --
Western Canada lottery corporation --
Yukon Territory --
Caribbean and Atlantic --
Aruba --
Bahamas --
Caribbean Island casinos --
Cuba --
Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti) --
Puerto Rico --
Virgin Islands --
Europe --
Austria and casinos Austria international --
Baltic counties (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia) --
Belgium --
Central European countries --
Croatia and the former Yugoslav states --
France --
Germany --
Gibraltar --
Greece --
Ireland and the Irish sweepstakes --
Italy --
Luxembourg --
Monaco --
Netherlands --
Portugal --
Russian and the former Soviet Republics --
Scandinavian countries (Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark) --
Slovenia --
Spain and "El Gordo" --
Switzerland and the Swiss social concept --
United Kingdom--
Latin America --
Argentia --
Bolivia --
Brazil --
Central America --
Chile --
Colombia --
Ecuador --
Mexico --
Paraguay --
Peru --
Uruguay --
Venezuela and Suriname --
Middle East and Asia Minor (including Israel, Lebanon, and Turkey) --
United States --
Alabama --
Alaska --
Arizona --
Arkansas --
California --
Colorado --
Connecticut --
Delaware --
District of Columbia --
Florida --
Georgia --
Hawaii --
Idaho --
Illinois --
Indiana --
Iowa --Kansas --
Kentucky --
Louisiana --
Louisiana lottery company --
Maine --
Maryland --
Massachusetts --
Michigan --
Minnesota --
Mississippi --
Missouri --
Montana --
Nebraska --
Nevada --
Boulder City, Nevada: nongambling oasis --
Las Vegas --
Reno --
New Hampshire --
New Jersey and Atlantic City --
New Mexico --
New York --
North Carolina --
North Dakota --
Ohio --
Oklahoma --
Oregon --
Pennsylvania --
Rhode Island --
South Carolina --
South Dakota --
Tennessee --
Texas --
Utah --
Vermont --
Virginia --
Washington --
West Virginia --
Wisconsin --
Wyoming --
Section 5: Annotated Bibliography --
Section 6: Leading Law Cases On Gambling --
Section 7: Glossary Of Gambling Terms --
Section 8: Selected Essays On Gambling --
Best gamblers in the world --
Family that gambles together --
Sovereignty checklist for gambling --
Supermarket casinos --
Casinos without crime: is it possible? --
Word-of-mouth advertising: the win win game in Las Vegas --
Will Nevada become another Detroit? probably not --
Las Vegas brand-a case study of mismarketing --
Machismo and the Latin American casino --
There's a reason we only look forward in Las Vegas --
If gambling entrepreneurs took their product to the Food and Drug administration --
It's this simple: casino taxes stifle development --
Theft is a social cost-bigger than we may have thought --
Comorbidity and the costs of compulsive gambling --
Random thought of a lucky Las Vegas resident --
Another random thought --
Thematic index --
Index l-1 --
About the author --
About the contributors.
Other Titles: Gambling in America
Responsibility: William N. Thompson.

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