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Author Skolnik, Sam, 1966-

Title High stakes : the rising cost of America's gambling addiction / Sam Skolnik.

Published Boston : Beacon Press, c2011.
 Law Library - First Floor  HV6715 .S56 2011     AVAILABLE
Descript xxvi, 222 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-207) and index.
Contents The other gambling addicts: the states -- Welcome to Las Vegas, problem gambling capital of the world -- The Asian connection -- The rise of the poker junkie -- The online fix -- Evolving science, questionable research -- A federal role, and a look forward.
Summary Examines the impact of legalized gambling on American culture, describing the appeal of legalized gambling as a tool for politicians to raise revenues and create jobs, discussing a rise in gambling addictions, and explaining how gambling addiction can lead to higher indebtedness and increased amounts of divorces, suicides, and gambling-related crime.
Subject Gambling -- United States.
Compulsive gambling -- Social aspects -- United States.
Gambling industry -- United States.
ISBN 9780807006290 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0807006297 (hbk. : alk. paper)