Gambling: Public Policies and the Social Sciences

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Overview

Because of the rapid spread of permitted gambling, social scientists have begun to examine a wide variety of impacts associated with gambling. This volume offers a selection of such analysis of modern gambling and its implications for society. By adding to the base of knowledge about the consequences of permitted gambling, good, bad and ambiguous, such research should help the public policy process in the future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780942828375
  • Publisher: Institute for the Study of Gambling
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 700
  • Product dimensions: 6.27 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 2.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Understanding Gambling 3
The Relationship of Gaming to Entertainment 11
Policy Challenges in the British Gaming Industry Since the Advent of the National Lottery 49
Gambling in Europe: Unity in Diversity 65
Social Priorities in Gaming Policy: Studies from Two Australian States 103
The Regulation and Economic Impact of Riverboat Casino Gambling in Illinois 127
Charity Gaming in Western Canada 151
Casinos in Margarita Island, Venezuela: The Present Situation 161
An Analysis of the Economic Impacts of the Lottery in Taiwan 173
The Last Resort Revisited: The Spread of Gambling as a "Prisoner's Dilemma" 183
Scale Development for Measuring Resident Attitudes towards Limited Stakes Casino Gambling: A Preliminary Report 207
American Indian Gaming Law 215
Estimating the Economic Impact of Indian Casino Gambling: A Case Study of the Fort McDowell Reservation 233
The Impact of Native American Gaming on Rural Areas: The Case of Wisconsin 247
The Rationale of State Gambling Policy: The Case of On-Reserve Casinos in Canada 255
The Development of Casino Industries on American Indian Reservations and South African Homelands: A Comparison 267
Gambling Enterprise and the Restoration of Native American Sovereignty 295
Casino Gaming and the Unwary Host Community - Lessons Learned 319
Planning Casinos that Compliment the Urban Mosaic - The New Orleans Land Based Casino: A Case Study 335
Predicting the Impact of Casino Gambling on Crime and Law Enforcement in Windsor, Ontario 351
Impacts of Limited-Stakes Casino Gambling on Resident Satisfaction with Community Life: A Preliminary Report 367
The Impact of Casinos in Urban Centres on Problem Gambling 377
Expansion of the Gaming Industry: Opportunities for Cooperative Extension 383
The Casino Bid Process: Some Questions Answered 393
Selecting an Operator in a Limited Gaming Jurisdiction: Steps Toward Evaluating and Understanding Operators' Financial Projections 407
Selecting a Gaming Developer: Guidelines for Municipal Governments 423
The Impact of Legalised Off-track Betting on Australian Country Race Clubs 443
Gambling with Giancomo Casanova and Lorenzo Da Ponte in Eighteenth Century Venice - The Ridotto: 1638-1774 451
Art & Craft: Creative Fiction and Las Vegas 467
Regulating Great Britain's National Lottery 483
The Resource Suppression and Redistribution Effects of an Earmarked State Lottery 537
Do State Lotteries Enhance the Financing of Public Education? 561
The Economic Impacts of the California State Lottery on a Rural Area in California 571
State Lotteries and Public Policy: An Academic Appraisal 575
Under the Halo of Good Causes 607
To Start, Press the Flashing Button: The Legalization of Video Gambling Devices 621
Pushing the Limits of Legitimacy: The New York Dovetail Simulcasting Experience 653
Organized Crime and Casinos: An International Phenomenon 663
When is a Pay-off a Pay-off? 689
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