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Reno at the races : the sporting life versus progressive reform

Author: Emerson Marcus; University of Nevada, Reno. Department of History,
Publisher: Reno, Nev. : University of Nevada, Reno, Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI, 2015. [2015]
Dissertation: Master of Arts University of Nevada, Reno 2015
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Document : Thesis/dissertation : eBook   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The thesis examines horse race betting in the state of Nevada from 1915 to 1931 and how two opposing forces--sporting life and progressive reform--converged as state lawmakers passed progressive gambling legislation. While maybe not a catalyst, this legislation began Nevada's slippery slope to becoming a wide-open gambling state. It examines how the acceptance of horse race betting opened the door for more ambitious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thesis
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Additional Physical Format: Microfilm version:
Marcus, Emerson, 1985-
Reno at the races : the sporting life versus progressive reform
(OCoLC)933527818
Material Type: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emerson Marcus; University of Nevada, Reno. Department of History,
OCLC Number: 933527561
Notes: "May 2015."
"A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in History."
Description: 1 online resource (iii, 113 leaves) : illustrations
Responsibility: by Emerson Marcus.

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The thesis examines horse race betting in the state of Nevada from 1915 to 1931 and how two opposing forces--sporting life and progressive reform--converged as state lawmakers passed progressive gambling legislation. While maybe not a catalyst, this legislation began Nevada's slippery slope to becoming a wide-open gambling state. It examines how the acceptance of horse race betting opened the door for more ambitious forms of gambling while other states eventually followed Nevada's lead and passed similar horse race betting law during the Great Depression. While other western states followed suit and legalized horse race betting during the Great Depression, month-long race meetings in Reno disbanded as Nevada opened itself to wide-open gambling.

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