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The Resource Betting the line : sports wagering in American life, Richard O. Davies and Richard G. Abram

Betting the line : sports wagering in American life, Richard O. Davies and Richard G. Abram

Label
Betting the line : sports wagering in American life
Title
Betting the line
Title remainder
sports wagering in American life
Statement of responsibility
Richard O. Davies and Richard G. Abram
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A study of gambling, particularly sports gambling, and how it has thrived in American culture. According to Davies and Abram, the culture of betting results from two complementary influences in American society: risk-taking and speculation. This is the first effort by academic writers to describe and interpret the history of sports wagering in the United States. Although many books have been written about 3how to bet and win, 4 Betting the Line presents a serious history of this popular activity in Colonial and Civil War eras to today, from early betting on horse racing and baseball to the modern venues of basketball and football. By considering topics as diverse as the business of a bookie, the expansion of legalized gambling, and the increase in popularity of televised sports, the authors offer readers an insightful look into a practice that has become commonplace in American popular culture. In a mere seventy years, the number of states where gambling is legal jumped from one to forty-eight. Yet Nevada remains the only state where sports betting is legal. This book challenges many long-standing myths and stereotypes that revolve around the enterprise, arguing that sports gambling is reflective of the American free enterprise culture
Cataloging source
DLC
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1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Richard O.
Dewey number
796
Index
index present
LC call number
GV717
LC item number
.D38 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Abram, Richard G
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  • Sports betting
  • Sports
  • Sports betting
  • Sports
  • United States
  • Geschichte
  • Soziologie
  • Sportwette
  • USA
  • Sportwette
  • Geschichte
  • Soziologie
  • USA
Label
Betting the line : sports wagering in American life, Richard O. Davies and Richard G. Abram
Link
http://ets.umdl.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=epv2;cc=epv2;view=toc;idno=BBJ7530.0001.001
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-205) 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
A people of chance. -- The national pastime imperiled. -- Moses Annenberg and his wire empire. -- Bootleggers and bookies. -- The point spread revolution. -- Doing business. -- Senator Kefauver slays his dragon. -- The brave new world of the modern bookie. -- The lengthening shadow of a scandal. -- Bugsy, Lefty, and the boys in the Nevada desert. -- Setting the Vegas line: Jimmy the Greek and Roxy Roxborough. -- Sports wagering under siege. -- Appendix: Essential facts about Nevada sports books, bookies, and the vig
Control code
ocm45879663
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780814208809
Lccn
2001000771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o45879663
  • (OCoLC)45879663
Label
Betting the line : sports wagering in American life, Richard O. Davies and Richard G. Abram
Link
http://ets.umdl.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=epv2;cc=epv2;view=toc;idno=BBJ7530.0001.001
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-205) 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
A people of chance. -- The national pastime imperiled. -- Moses Annenberg and his wire empire. -- Bootleggers and bookies. -- The point spread revolution. -- Doing business. -- Senator Kefauver slays his dragon. -- The brave new world of the modern bookie. -- The lengthening shadow of a scandal. -- Bugsy, Lefty, and the boys in the Nevada desert. -- Setting the Vegas line: Jimmy the Greek and Roxy Roxborough. -- Sports wagering under siege. -- Appendix: Essential facts about Nevada sports books, bookies, and the vig
Control code
ocm45879663
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780814208809
Lccn
2001000771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o45879663
  • (OCoLC)45879663

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