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UNLV Gaming Press
Frontiers in Chance
Gaming Research Across the Disciplines
David G. Schwartz
The UNLV Center for Gaming Research's Occasional Paper Series features papers on a variety of topics in gaming history, economics, and operations from scholars and members of the industry. This collection pulls together 17 papers originally published in the series, making them available in one book for the first time.
Ranging from the mythologies surrounding notorious gangster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel to a look at the lessons that the financial crisis (should have) taught Las Vegas casinos to a cross-national examination of how governments spend the money they accrue from gambling proceeds and taxes, this collection draws on several disciplines, including history, sociology, philosophy, public policy, and business.
Taken together, these papers provide a snapshot into the diversity of work currently being conducted in a variety of fields with the common focus of gambling, in its many manifestations.
1 "Seeking Value or Entertainment?"
David G. Schwartz
2 "The Powerful Mythology Surrounding Bugsy Siegel"
3 "The History of Baccarat"
4 "Nation, Corporation or Family?"
5 "The Promise of Gangster Glamour"
Laura Cook Kenna
6 "Taking the Points"
Frederick W. Krauss
7 "Gaming in Britain and America"
8 "Where Locals Play"
Rex J. Rowley
9 "Nevada Gaming Licensing"
Robert D. Faiss and Gregory R. Gemignani
10 "Betting on the U.S. Market"
Glenn Light, Karl Rutledge, and Quinton Singleton
11 "Souls/Soles of Signs"
Darryl A. Smith
12 "Containment and Virtualization"
13 "Halos, Alibis and Community Development"
14 "The Fiscal Forensics of the Las Vegas Strip"
Dean M. Macomber
15 "From the Last Frontier to the New Cosmopolitan"
16 "Pyramids to Players Clubs"
17 "Moral Markets and the Problematic Proprietor"
The book includes illustrations in select chapters, contributor biographies, and an index.
About the Center for Gaming Research
Located within Special Collections at UNLV's state-of-the-art Lied Library, the Center for Gaming Research is committed to providing support for scholarly inquiry into all aspects of gaming. Through its website, http://gaming.unlv.edu, the Center offers several unique research tools and information sources.
- Publication Date:
- 1939546036 / 9781939546036
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Games / Gambling / General