The Last Resort: Success and Failure in Campaigns for Casinos

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University of Nevada Press, 1990 - Law - 220 pages
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The authors (both academics--U. Cal., Irvine and U. Nevada, Las Vegas) examine the ten major campaigns to legalize casino gambling in America that were waged between 1976 and 1986, and propose an explanation for why legalization of casino gaming lags behind legalization of other forms of gambling. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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John Dombrink is Professor of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California, Irvine.

William Thompson is professor of public administration

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