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- All In: The Spread of Gambling in Twentieth-Century United States
- Published by: University of Nevada Press
- Series: Gambling Studies Series
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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.
Table of Contents
- Part One. Policing
- Part Two. Promoting
- Part Three. Proliferating
- Part IV. Praying
- Part V. Playing