Gambling Politics: State Government and the Business of Betting

Gambling Politics: State Government and the Business of Betting

by Patrick A. Pierce, Donald E. Miller
     
 

Legalized gambling has exploded across the United States in recent years, with many states adopting laws allowing it the 1990s. Pierce and Miller (both of Saint Mary's College) explore the politics of this process, discussing interest groups from Christian fundamentalists to casino corporations, the economics of gambling as a form of regressive taxation, and the role… See more details below

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Legalized gambling has exploded across the United States in recent years, with many states adopting laws allowing it the 1990s. Pierce and Miller (both of Saint Mary's College) explore the politics of this process, discussing interest groups from Christian fundamentalists to casino corporations, the economics of gambling as a form of regressive taxation, and the role of federalism in the adoption or non-adoption of legalized gambling in different states. They analyze the social, economic, political, and policy characteristics of all 50 states from 1966 to 1995, seeking the causal factors in the legalization of lotteries and casinos. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588262936
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1The politics of legalized gambling1
2A brief history of gambling9
3Legalized gambling and policymaking25
4Lottery politics55
5Casino politics89
6"The camel's nose" : the policy context of legalized gambling133
7The future of legalized gambling183
App. AJune 17, 1999, agenda of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission201

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