The Last Resort: Success and Failure in Campaigns for Casinos
This thoughtful book examines the ten major campaigns to legalize casino gambling in America that were waged between 1976 and 1986 and proposes an explanation for why legalization of casino gaming lags behind legalization of other forms of gambling.
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Legalization as Economic
Painless Prosperity Challenged
The Gravity and Veto Models
The Frostbelt States
The Sunbelt States
Obstacles to Casinos
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