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High stakes: The rising cost of america's gambling addiction

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Publisher:
Beacon Press,
Pub. Date:
[2011]
Language:
English
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What the explosive growth of legalized gambling means socially, politically, and economically for America. Forty years ago, casinos were legal in just one state. Today, legalized gambling has morphed into a $119 billion industry established in all but two states. As elected officials are urging voters to expand gambling's reach, the industry's supporters and their impassioned detractors are squaring off in prolonged state-by-state battles. Millions of Americans are being asked to decide: are the benefits worth the costs? With a blend of investigative journalism and poignant narratives of gambling addiction, award-winning journalist Sam Skolnik provides an in-depth exploration of the consequences of this national phenomenon. In High Stakes , we meet politicians eager to promote legalized gambling as an economic cure-all, scientists wrestling with the meaning of gambling addiction, and players so caught up in the chase that they've lost their livelihoods and their minds. From the Hardcover edition.
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subject_facetCompulsive gambling -- Social aspects -- United States
Electronic books
Gambling -- United States
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Games
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Politics
Psychology
title_displayHigh stakes : the rising cost of America's gambling addiction
title_fullHigh stakes : the rising cost of America's gambling addiction / Sam Skolnik
High stakes [electronic resource] : The rising cost of america's gambling addiction. Sam Skolnik
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Gambling industry
Games
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Politics
Psychology
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