Legalized Gambling: Revenue Boom or Social Bust?

Legalized Gambling: Revenue Boom or Social Bust?

by Matt Doeden

Hardcover(Library Binding)



This book examines the history of gambling as well as current federal, state, and local laws. It provides opinions and perspectives on both sides of the issue. It also presents the perspectives of people closely involved in gambling, such as professional poker players, compulsive gamblers, and industry members.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761351146
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/2010
Series: USA TODAY's Debate: Voices and Perspectives Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Legalized Gambling Debate 5

Chapter 1 Historical Perspective: Gambling and the Law 15

Chapter 2 Out of Control: Compulsive Gambling 35

Chapter 3 Lotto Mania: State-Sponsored Gambling 51

Chapter 4 Indian Gaming 71

Chapter 5 The Pitfalls of Sports Gambling 85

Chapter 6 Games of Skill 99

Chapter 7 Bingo! Charitable Gambling 109

Chapter 8 Going Digital: Online Gambling 119

Epilogue: The Future 141

Timeline 144

Glossary 147

Source Notes 148

Selected Bibliography 151

Organizations to Contact 152

Further Reading and Websites 154

Index 156

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