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The Resource All in : the spread of gambling in twentieth-century United States, edited by Jonathan D. Cohen and David G. Schwartz ; foreword by Ann Fabian

All in : the spread of gambling in twentieth-century United States, edited by Jonathan D. Cohen and David G. Schwartz ; foreword by Ann Fabian

Label
All in : the spread of gambling in twentieth-century United States
Title
All in
Title remainder
the spread of gambling in twentieth-century United States
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jonathan D. Cohen and David G. Schwartz ; foreword by Ann Fabian
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Gambling, the risky enterprise of chance, is one of America's favorite pastimes. Office March Madness brackets, a day at the race track, a friendly wager, the random ridiculous Super Bowl prop bet, bingo night, or the latest media frenzy over the Powerball jackpot--all emphasize the ubiquity of this major economic force and cultural phenomenon. Approximately 70 percent of Americans regularly engage in some form of betting, amounting to over $140 billion in combined casino and lottery revenue every year. A hundred years ago, however, legal gambling was a rarity in the United States. A fresh take on the history of modern American gambling, All In provides a closer look at the shifting economic, cultural, religious, and political conditions that facilitated gambling's expansion and prominence in American consumerism and popular culture. In its pages, a diverse range of essays covering commercial and Native American casinos, sports betting, lotteries, bingo, and more piece together a picture of how gambling became so widespread over the course of the twentieth century. Drawing from a range of academic disciplines, this collection explores five aspects of American gambling history: crime, advertising, politics, religion, and identity. In doing so, All In illuminates the on-the-ground debates over gambling's expansion, the failed attempts to thwart legalized betting, and the consequences of its present ubiquity in the United States" -- From the publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
338.4/779509730904
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6715
LC item number
.A485 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1990-
  • 1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cohen, Jonathan D.
  • Schwartz, David G.
  • Fabian, Ann
Series statement
The gambling series
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  • Gambling
  • Gambling industry
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Label
All in : the spread of gambling in twentieth-century United States, edited by Jonathan D. Cohen and David G. Schwartz ; foreword by Ann Fabian
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Seth S. Tannenbaum
  • Part two.
  • Promoting. "Avoid advertising the obvious"- gambling and the Chamber of Commerce promotion of Las Vegas in the 1950s
  • Larry Gragg
  • The business of gambling--how press releases helped legitimize the gaming industry in Las Vegas
  • Jessalynn R. Strauss
  • Part three.
  • Proliferating. Something for nothing- the fiscal alchemy of lottery legalization
  • Jonathan D. Cohen
  • No end in sight- how the United States became a gambling nation, 1950-2000
  • Foreword
  • David G. Schwartz
  • Part four.
  • Praying. In the lion's den--evangelicals in the Las Vegas strip and the meaning of Billy Graham's 1978 Crusade
  • Michelle Robinson
  • Sanctity, pragmatism, and paying the bills--the controversial use of Bingo in synagogues
  • Dan Judson
  • Part five.
  • Playing. Rolling the dice- the rise of the reservation casino and the Native American fight for cultural survival
  • Seema Kurup
  • The neoliberal lottery- Elliot Rodger and the affective economy of masculinity
  • Ann Fabian
  • Daniel Ante-Contreras
  • Introduction
  • Jonathan D. Cohen and David G. Schwartz
  • Part one.
  • Policing. "The news from Brooklyn is disturbing"- corruption, big-city police, and the dilemma of gambling
  • Matthew Vaz
  • "The ever watchful eye of the magnate"- policing and ballpark gambling in the twentieth century
Control code
on1004769670
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 284 pages
Isbn
9781943859603
Lccn
2017038040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004769670
Label
All in : the spread of gambling in twentieth-century United States, edited by Jonathan D. Cohen and David G. Schwartz ; foreword by Ann Fabian
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Seth S. Tannenbaum
  • Part two.
  • Promoting. "Avoid advertising the obvious"- gambling and the Chamber of Commerce promotion of Las Vegas in the 1950s
  • Larry Gragg
  • The business of gambling--how press releases helped legitimize the gaming industry in Las Vegas
  • Jessalynn R. Strauss
  • Part three.
  • Proliferating. Something for nothing- the fiscal alchemy of lottery legalization
  • Jonathan D. Cohen
  • No end in sight- how the United States became a gambling nation, 1950-2000
  • Foreword
  • David G. Schwartz
  • Part four.
  • Praying. In the lion's den--evangelicals in the Las Vegas strip and the meaning of Billy Graham's 1978 Crusade
  • Michelle Robinson
  • Sanctity, pragmatism, and paying the bills--the controversial use of Bingo in synagogues
  • Dan Judson
  • Part five.
  • Playing. Rolling the dice- the rise of the reservation casino and the Native American fight for cultural survival
  • Seema Kurup
  • The neoliberal lottery- Elliot Rodger and the affective economy of masculinity
  • Ann Fabian
  • Daniel Ante-Contreras
  • Introduction
  • Jonathan D. Cohen and David G. Schwartz
  • Part one.
  • Policing. "The news from Brooklyn is disturbing"- corruption, big-city police, and the dilemma of gambling
  • Matthew Vaz
  • "The ever watchful eye of the magnate"- policing and ballpark gambling in the twentieth century
Control code
on1004769670
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 284 pages
Isbn
9781943859603
Lccn
2017038040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004769670

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