High Stakes

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What the explosive growth of legalized gambling means socially, politically, and economically for America.Forty years ago, casinos were legal in just one state. Today, legalized gambling has morphed into a $119 billion industry established in all bu…
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    What the explosive growth of legalized gambling means socially, politically, and economically for America.Forty years ago, casinos were legal in just one state. Today, legalized gambling has morphed into a $119 billion industry established in all but two states. As elected officials are urging voters to expand gambling's reach, the industry's supporters and their impassioned detractors are squaring off in prolonged state-by-state battles. Millions of Americans are being asked to decide: are the benefits worth the costs? With a blend of investigative journalism and poignant narratives of gambling addiction, award-winning journalist Sam Skolnik provides an in-depth exploration of the consequences of this national phenomenon. InHigh Stakes, we meet politicians eager to promote legalized gambling as an economic cure-all, scientists wrestling with the meaning of gambling addiction, and players so caught up in the chase that they've lost their livelihoods and their minds.

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    Format
    E-Bok
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    Teknisk DRM
    Filformat
    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2011
    Forlag
    Beacon Press
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9780807006306
    Sider
    256
    Emne
    Gambling: theories & methods

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