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Gambling for Profit : Historical Contingency and Jagged Growth / Kerry G. E. Chambers.

Author/Creator:
Chambers, Kerry G. E., author.
Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 3 Figures
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Over the past forty years, Western governments have increasingly liberalized and deregulated gambling, which is now used to deliver state revenues and commercial profit in many jurisdictions. Gambling for Profit is a cross-national history of the emergence of legal gambling, including lotteries, gaming machines, and casinos.Gambling for Profit is unique among studies of gambling's twentieth-century growth thanks to Kerry G.E. Chambers's strong analytical framework - investigating not only the political aspects of legalization, but also the sociocultural factors that influence popular adoption. Chambers provides a useful chronological examination of the electronic gambling phenomenon, as well as comparative data on dates of introduction and revenues across twenty-three countries. Gambling for Profit provides a dynamic model to explore the legalization of gambling and stresses the inadequacy of seeking universal explanations for gambling's entrenchment within particular cultures.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Figures and Tables
Preface
Abbreviations
1. The Emergence of Gambling within a Historically Contingent Framework
2. Gambling for Profit in the Welfare Regimes
3. Casinos in Australia, Canada, and the United States
4. Lotteries and Gaming Machines in Australia, Canada, and the United States
5. Historical Contingency in Political-Economic and Sociocultural Contexts
Notes
Glossary
References
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781442690080
OCLC:
987934746
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442690080 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.