All in : the spread of gambling in twentieth-century United States

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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Foreword / Ann Fabian -- Introduction / Jonathan D. Cohen and David G. Schwartz -- Part one. Policing. "The news from Brooklyn is disturbing"--corruption, big-city police, and the dilemma of gambling / Matthew Vaz -- "The ever watchful eye of the magnate"--policing and ballpark gambling in the twentieth century / Seth S. Tannenbaum -- Part two. Promoting. "Avoid advertising the obvious"--gambling and the Chamber of Commerce promotion of Las Vegas in the 1950s / Larry Gragg -- The business of gambling--how press releases helped legitimize the gaming industry in Las Vegas / Jessalynn R. Strauss -- Part three. Proliferating. Something for nothing--the fiscal alchemy of lottery legalization / Jonathan D. Cohen -- No end in sight--how the United States became a gambling nation, 1950-2000 / David G. Schwartz -- Part four. Praying. In the lion's den--evangelicals in the Las Vegas strip and the meaning of Billy Graham's 1978 Crusade / Michelle Robinson -- Sanctity, pragmatism, and paying the bills--the controversial use of Bingo in synagogues / Dan Judson -- Part five. Playing. Rolling the dice--the rise of the reservation casino and the Native American fight for cultural survival / Seema Kurup -- The neoliberal lottery--Elliot Rodger and the affective economy of masculinity / Daniel Ante-Contreras
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