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2 edition of gambling bibliography, Las Vegas found in the catalog.

gambling bibliography, Las Vegas

James R. Dickinson Library.

gambling bibliography, Las Vegas

by James R. Dickinson Library.

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Published in Las Vegas .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • James R. Dickinson Library -- Catalogs.,
  • Gambling -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Stephen Powell.
    ContributionsPowell, Stephen.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ5481 .J34 1972
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 166 p.
    Number of Pages166
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5027346M
    LC Control Number73622036

      The Pros of Gambling. March 9, By gcoop In twenty-nine million people visited Las Vegas and 38 percent of Americans will go to Las Vegas in their lifetime. Bibliography Stewart. Bibliography / Compulsive gamblers / Historical fiction, russian / Russian fiction / Russia (federation) / Manners and customs / Gambling / Dostoyevsky, fyodor, Info/Buy So Big.

    Problem Gambling-related Materials Annotated Bibliography Available from the Nevada Prevention Resource Center (NPRC) Library Book Gambling is a primary addiction for a growing number of individuals and a potential cross-addiction for crime and gambling's impact on cities such as Las Vegas as well as American history. BADA   The resulting book is ''24/7: Living It Up and Doubling Down in the New Las Vegas,'' the numerals here referring the hours in the day and the days in the week that most businesses in the city are.

    Art Manteris, SUPERBOOKIE, INSIDE LAS VEGAS SPORTS GAMBLING, Chicago: Contemporary Books, , pp. Joseph Freeman Marsten, "The Maelstrom of the Betting-Ring," [article in MUNSEY'S MAGAZINE, , pgs: ]. Las Vegas. The evolution of Las Vegas, Nevada, is one of the most intriguing of any city in the United oasis and water and electricity supplier for most of the Southwest, and a legendary gambler's paradise that is one of the world's most tantalizing and popular vacation spots, the city is most famously cast in the spuriously glamorous image of the Mafia.


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Gambling bibliography, Las Vegas by James R. Dickinson Library. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Though the main text is only pages long, it took me nearly three weeks to read this volume on "Machine Gambling in Las Vegas". It is dense, and there are another 79 pages of feetnote, many of which sent me skittering to the bibliography/5.

Genre/Form: Bibliographies Catalogs Bibliography Catalogs: Additional Physical Format: Online version: James R. Dickinson Library. Gambling bibliography, Las Vegas.

Get this from a library. A gambling bibliography based on the collection University of Nevada, Las Vegas. [Stephen Powell; University of Nevada. Library.]. Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas reads like a combination of Scientific American's number puzzles and the 'blue Book' of Alcoholics Anonymous."Christopher Caldwell, Financial Times "Honorable Mention for the Gregory Bateson Prize, The Society for Cultural Anthropology" "Addiction by Design is a nonfiction page-turner /5(87).

Sports betting is the activity of predicting sports results and placing a wager on the outcome. The frequency of sports bet upon varies by culture, with the vast Las Vegas book of bets being placed on association football, American football, basketball, baseball, hockey, track cycling, auto racing, mixed martial arts, and boxing at both the amateur and professional levels.

A former part-owner of the original Aladdin Hotel & Casino in Las Las Vegas book, Stuart was also a noted gambling authority, who advised casinos on how to protect themselves from cheats and cons.A garrulous raconteur, he had a wide circle of friends, freely admitting to a lively sex life and, as expected of a gambling authority and a former partial casino owner, he was fond of gambling, Born: Lionel Simon, AugNew York.

With "Sharks in the Desert" John L. Smith wrote one of the best books about Las Vegas ever. This book has a lot of substance and it is full of information.

Although it's nonfiction, it reads like a novel. Lots of valuable quality research are packed into the pages/5(19). "A stunning portrayal of technology and the inner life. Searing, sobering, compelling: this is important, first-rate, accessible scholarship that should galvanize public conversation."—Sherry Turkle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other "A fascinating, frightening window into the world.

A selected bibliography of classic fiction and non-fiction gambling books. This history of Las Vegas covers both the city of Las Vegas, Nevada and the Las Vegas Valley. The name Las Vegas was given to the city in by Rafael Rivera, a member of the Spanish explorer Antonio Armijo trading party that was traveling to Los Angeles, and stopped for water there on the Old Spanish Trail from New that time, several parts of the valley.

Las Vegas is well known because of gambling. Legalized gambling has become an economic and social issue in Las Vegas. It is the most significant phenomenon affecting tourist industry in America and particularly Las Vegas.

While some view gambling as highly profitable others view it as a highly regressive industrial policy. A small Las Vegas casino offered a blackjack rule variation called the "Free Ride" in which players were given a free right-to-surrender token every time they received a natural.

Proper use of the token led to a player edge of %, and the casino lost an estimated $17, in eight hours. The first narrative history of gambling, spanning the Stone Age to the Internet era, examining how it evolved withand influencedhuman civilization In Roll the Bones, historian David G.

Schwartz tells the epic story of gambling, beginning with its early emergence from divination rituals and ending with todays global gaming culture/5. After a horrific blaze destroyed Willie Martello’s El Rey Club innearly fifty years would pass before anyone knew of how that casino and one-time brothel provided a template for present-day gambling resorts, upset the Las Vegas mob, and inadvertently launched the career of Francis Ford Coppola.

Were it not for the chance discovery of a single photo in a Las Vegas museum. Edward O. Thorp – Pioneer of Blackjack Literature.

There’s a strong chance that the average person on the street has never heard of Edward O. Thorp. For those who engage in blackjack or hedge fund management on a regular basis, however, his name may loom as large as anyone else in those fields of endeavor.

Reno, the nation’s gambling mecca in the s, led the way, developing the successful tourist economy that Las Vegas later embraced. Through the s the two cities resembled each other greatly, but Las Vegas grew to achieve global significance, while Reno slowly declined, searching for new industries to power its by: 1.

CHAPTER 10 SPORTS AND GAMBLING The drive in humans to gamble on sports seems to be almost as strong as the drive to participate in them.

People have been betting on the outcome of sporting events since ancient times. In ancient Rome the wealthy class wagered on chariot races, animal fights, and gladiator battles. Source for information on Sports and Gambling: Sports in. Also included are materials from Ponticello's experiences in Las Vegas such as business cards, county work cards, and souvenir photographs.

Link to Collection Guide Powell (Stephen) Bibliography of Gaming Books Held by UNLV Coll #: MS Date: Extent:. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. His knowledge of Macau which is the world's gambling capital larger than Las Vegas in absolute money terms, has afforded him to the opportunity to analyse both the personal and social impact of gambling.

sociology and gambling as well as policy makers and industry. This piece draws on a chapter of the book, Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas,Princeton University Press. Bibliography Andrejevic, Mark.

Book Description: Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals.

Slot machines, revamped by ever more compelling digital and video technology, have unseated traditional casino games as the gambling industry's revenue mainstay.The book includes 72 different illegal gambling operations with photos, addresses, and dates of operation.

The books pages (8 x 11 softbound) includes a bibliography and a full index. You can get your copy now and enjoy! Thanks for reading – Al W Moe. Generations ago, gambling in America was an illicit activity, dominated by gangsters like Benny Binion and Bugsy Siegel.

Today, forty-eight out of fifty states permit some form of legal gambling, and America&#;s governors sit at the head of the gaming table. But have states become addicted to Pages: