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Suburban Xanadu: The Casino Resort on the Las Vegas Strip and Beyond / Edition 1

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Overview

Urban gambling, linked to poverty, crime and corruption, was once considered a blight on US cities. Gambling then followed the exodus of Americans into the suburbs after World War II and now, at the beginning of the 21st century, most Americans live within a four-hour drive of a casino. What explains the success of places like Las Vegas? The self-contained casino resort removes gambling and its social problems from cities and provides Americans with the comfort of gambling in a setting matched to their suburban lifestyle. In a detailed look at the growth of the earliest casino resorts to the "pleasure palaces" and riverboat casinos of today, "Suburban Xanadu" locates the rise of the casino resort in suburbanization and the significance of this development for today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415935562
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/3/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David G. Schwartz is the coordinator of the Gaming Studies Research Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 The Righteous and the Wicked 15
Ch. 2 The Unwholesome Allure 33
Ch. 3 A Fruitful Containment 63
Ch. 4 Organizing Luck 91
Ch. 5 Wiseguy Empire 123
Ch. 6 When the Suits Come Marching In 147
Ch. 7 The Casino Archipelago 175
Epilogue: Odds against Tomorrow 209
Notes 219
Selected Bibliography 233
Index 239
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