Gambling in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Issues, and Society

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ABC-CLIO, 2001 - Games - 509 pages
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Whether you believe that gambling is good for the economy or that the Mob runs Vegas, you cannot escape the fact that gambling is the fastest-growing entertainment enterprise in America. In this completely up-to-date volume, America's most renowned gambling scholar examines the history of gambling as well as its current legal, legislative, economic, and social environment. Some of the hundreds of entries in this massive and definitive reference examine: All the important names in the industry, from gambling's seamy past to the corporate "gaming" and "entertainment" present, including biographies of Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, Jimmy Hoffa, Arnold Rothstein, Stephen Wynn, Donald Trump, Kirk Kerkorian, and many more. The colorful games, rules, institutions, and traditions of American and global gambling, including individual entries on Gambling Terminology, Horse Racing, Indian Gaming, Internet Gambling, Jai Alia, and Lotteries. The development of the Las Vegas Strip. The international scope of gambling, with numerous entries treating individual countries Besides a vast A-to-Z section, Gambling in America is also packed with other features, including a historical introduction, thorough chronology, relevant and informative appendixes, diagrams, rich illustrations, and full cross-references and indexing. There are also end-of-entry references and an extensive annotated bibliography for those who would like to dig even deeper into America's most controversial industry.
 

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Contents

A
1
Africa
2
Alabama
3
Alaska
4
Antigua
5
Arizona
8
Arkansas
9
The Atlantic Lottery Corporation
10
Laughlin Don
224
Lotteries
225
Louisiana
231
Louisiana Lottery Company
233
M
235
Manitoba
236
Martinique
237
McClellan Committees
238

B
13
The Bahamas
15
Bennett Bill
16
Bingo
18
Binion Benny
19
Blackjack
22
Bolivia
24
Boyd Sam
27
Brazil
28
British Columbia
29
C
33
Canada
35
Canfield Richard
36
Cards Playing
37
Caribbean Casinos
38
Cash Transaction Reports and Money Laundering
40
Casino
41
Casino Employees
44
Casino Nights Las Vegas Nights
46
Cheating Schemes
49
Chile
51
Chips Gambling
54
Cockfighting
55
Colombia
56
Colorado
60
Commission on the Review of National Policy toward Gambling 19741976
61
Commission to Investigate Allegations of Police Corruption and the Citys AntiCorruption Procedures See The Knapp Commission
63
Connecticut
64
Craps and Other Dice Games Hazard
66
Credit and Debts
69
Crime and Gambling
71
Cruise Ships
76
Cuba
79
D
83
Dandolos Nick
85
Davis John
86
Demographic Categories of Players Gambling and Ethnicity
87
Dog Racing
93
Dominican Republic
95
E
99
Economics and Gambling
105
The European Casino
111
F
119
Federal Lottery Laws
120
The Federal Wire Act of 1961
122
G
125
Gambling Pathological
129
The Gambling Devices Acts the Johnson Act and Amendments
143
Gambling on the High Seas the Laws of
144
Gambling Systems
145
Research and Political
147
Gates John W
155
Guadeloupe
157
H
159
Harrah William F
161
Hawaii
162
Hoffa Jimmy
163
Honduras
164
Horse Racing
165
Housebanked Games
188
Hughes Howard
189
I
193
Indiana
195
Insurance and Gambling
196
Internet Gambling
197
The Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978
199
J
201
Japan and Pachinko
202
Jones Canada Bill
205
K
207
Kennedy Robert F
209
Keno
210
Kerkorian Kirk
211
The Knapp Commission 19701972
213
L
217
Las Vegas
218
Mexico
239
Minnesota
241
Missouri
244
Monaco
245
Montana
247
Moss Johnny
248
N
249
Contemporary
252
Data
258
Traditional
260
Nebraska
262
New Hampshire
266
New Jersey and Atlantic City Casinos
267
New Mexico
270
New York
271
North Carolina
272
Nova Scotia
274
O
279
Ontario
280
Oregon
282
Organized Crime Control Act of 1970
283
Panama
285
Paraguay
287
Parimutuel Wagering Systems
288
Pendleton Edward
290
Pennsylvania
291
Peru
292
Poker
293
Reassessing the Theory
296
One Persons View
304
Presidents Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice
306
Presidents Commission on Organized Crime
307
Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992
309
Q
311
R
313
Red Dog
316
Religion and Gambling
317
Reno
324
Rhode Island
327
Roulette and Wheels of Fortune
328
S
335
Sawyer Grant
337
Sex and Gambling in Nevada
339
Siegel Benjamin
342
Slot Machines and Machine Gambling A Personal Story
344
South Carolina
353
South Dakota
354
Sports Betting
355
The Stock Market
368
Suriname
371
T
373
Tennessee
376
Texas
377
Thompson Titanic Alvin Clarence Thomas
378
The Travel Act of 1961
379
Trump Donald John
380
Two Up
382
U
383
Utah
384
V
385
Virginia
386
W
387
West Virginia
389
Wisconsin
390
Wynn Stephen Alan
391
Wyoming
395
Y
397
ARTICLES
399
MAJOR CASES
415
GAMBLING TERMINOLOGY A BASIC GLOSSARY
421
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
423
BIBLIOGRAPHY
465
CONTRIBUTORS
481
INDEX
485
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
509
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William N. Thompson is professor of public administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV and a noted authority on legalized gambling.

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