eBook Gambling in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Issues, and Society, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1610699807
  • ISBN-13: 9781610699808
  • DDC: 306.4
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 456 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released June 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Overview

This is the most complete encyclopedia of gambling, covering the industry in great detail including the players, the games, the venues, and the surrounding social issues. Updates in this second edition reveal the impact of technological advances on the games, the growing legislation regulating the industry, and the expanding global footprint of gambling across the world—from Manitoba to Montana. Author William N. Thompson postulates on the impact of gambling on local communities and shows how the U.S. gaming industry is tied to the global market, most notably gaming expansion in Macau and Singapore. The book addresses the various forms of gaming, such as casino-based and online gambling, sports betting, and lotteries. Additional content examines the social issue of problem and pathological gambling and addresses the rehabilitation programs available for the mitigation and treatment of gambling problems.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
Chronology of Gambling Events.
1: Adelson, Sheldon.
2: Alabama.
3: Alaska.
4: Alberta.
5: Antigua.
6: Argentina.
7: Arizona.
8: Arkansas.
9: Aruba.
10: Baccara, Chemin de Fer, and Baccarat-Type Games.
11: Bahamas, The.
12: Belize.
13: Bennett, Bill, and Bill Pennington.
14: Bingo.
15: Binion, Benny, and Jack Binion.
16: Blackjack.
17: Bolivia.
18: Boyd, Sam, and William Boyd.
19: Brazil.
20: British Columbia.
21: California.
22: Canada.
23: Cards, Playing.
24: Caribbean Casinos.
25: Cash Transaction Reports and Money Laundering.
26: Casino.
27: Casino Employees.
28: Cassius Marcellus Coolidge and Those “Poker-Playing Dogs”.
29: Cheating Schemes.
30: Chile.
31: Chips, Gambling.
32: Cockfighting.
33: Colombia.
34: Colorado.
35: Commission on the Review of National Policy toward Gambling (1974–1976).
36: Connecticut.
37: Costa Rica.
38: Craps and Other Dice Games.
39: Credit and Debts.
40: Crime and Gambling.
41: Cruise Ships.
42: Cuba.
43: Custer, Robert L..
44: Dalitz, Morris.
45: Davis, John.
46: Delaware.
47: Demographic Categories of Players.
48: District of Columbia.
49: Dog Racing.
50: Dominican Republic.
Eadington, William R..
51: The Economic Impacts of Gambling.
52: Economics and Gambling.
53: Ecuador.
54: El Salvador.
55: The European Casino.
56: Fahrenkopf, Frank, Jr..
57: Faro.
58: Federal Lottery Laws.
59: The Federal Wire Act of 1961.
60: Florida.
61: Gamblers’ Motivations: Why Do They Gamble?.
62: Gambling, Problem.
63: Gambling: Is It a Drug?.
64: The Gambling Devices Acts (the Johnson Act and Amendments).
65: Gambling on the High Seas, the Laws of.
66: Gambling Systems.
67: Gaughan, Jackie, and Michael Gaughan.
68: Georgia.
69: Grey, Thomas A..
70: Guadeloupe.
71: Guatemala.
72: Haiti.
73: Harrah, William F..
74: Hawaii.
75: Hoffa, Jimmy.
76: Honduras.
77: Horse Racing.
78: House-Banked Games.
79: Hughes, Howard.
80: Idaho.
81: Illinois.
82: Indiana.
83: Insurance and Gambling.
84: Internet Gambling.
85: The Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978.
86: Iowa.
87: Jai Alai.
88: Jamaica.
89: Kansas.
90: The Kefauver Committee.
91: Kennedy, Robert F..
92: Keno.
93: Kentucky.
94: Kerkorian, Kirk.
95: The Knapp Commission (1970–1972).
96: Lansky, Meyer.
97: Las Vegas.
98: Laughlin, Don, and Laughlin, Nevada.
99: Lesieur, Henry.
100: Lesser Antilles Islands.
101: Lotteries.
102: Louisiana.
103: Louisiana Lottery Company.
104: Maine.
105: Manitoba.
106: Maryland.
107: Massachusetts.
108: McClellan Committees.
109: Mexico.
110: Michigan.
111: Minnesota.
112: Mississippi.
113: Missouri.
114: Montana.
115: The National Gambling Impact Study Commission (1997–1999).
116: Native American Gaming: In the Past.
117: Native American Gaming: Modern Times.
118: Nebraska.
119: Netherlands Antilles (Sint Maarten, Curaçao, and Bonaire).
120: Nevada.
121: New Brunswick.
122: New Hampshire.
123: New Jersey and Atlantic City.
124: New Mexico.
125: New York.
126: Newfoundland.
127: Nicaragua.
128: North Carolina.
129: North Dakota.
130: Northwest Territories.
131: Nova Scotia.