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Disneyland and the Devil's Bargain

Bryant Simon

in Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167535
eISBN:
9780199789016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167535.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In 1976, New Jersey citizens passed a casino referendum, and during the first few months of 1977 lawmakers and state officials hammered out the details of the state's Casino Control Act. Resorts ... More


Casino Publics

Bryant Simon

in Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167535
eISBN:
9780199789016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167535.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Eight years after Resorts opened, ten more casinos had opened, giving the city's 30 million yearly visitors eleven different places in which to try their luck. By 1986, the city had become the single ... More


Epilogue

Bryant Simon

in Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167535
eISBN:
9780199789016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167535.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Financial analysts, local politicians, and regular visitors see the Borgata Hotel, Casino, and Spa as the city's future — a future as bright as the building itself. Civic leaders eagerly await an ... More


Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places

Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450143
eISBN:
9780801462696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450143.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This is a pioneering look at the female face of corporate gaming. The book describes a world whose enormous profitability is dependent on the labor of women assigned stereotypically female ... More


Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Newman M K Lam and Ian Scott (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The small city of Macao—formerly a Portuguese colony, now a Special Administrative Region of China—liberalised its gaming industry in 2002. Since then a score of new casinos have been built and ... More


The Development of the Gaming Industry and Its Impact on Land Use

Penny Wan and Francisco V. Pinheiro

in Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter describes the history of the gaming industry and the effects of the decision to end the monopoly on gaming in 2002 and to grant concessions to foreign companies to operate in Macao. It ... More


Challenges and Threats to Traditional Associations

Annie Lee Shuk Ping

in Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter reflects on the decline of traditional associations, the success of representatives of gaming interests in recent Legislative Assembly elections and the emergence of other new groups in ... More


Labour Regulation in the Liberalised Casino Economy: The Case of the Croupiers

Alex H. Choi and Eva P. W. Hung

in Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083282
eISBN:
9789882209824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter presents a study of croupiers working in Macao's casinos, and analyses the significance of the government's decision to reserve this employment for local residents.


The Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course

James C. Nicholson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167503
eISBN:
9780813167824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167503.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Through the lens of the colorful life of John Morrissey, this book examines the confluence of gambling, politics, and tourism that contributed to the development of commercialized sports in mid- to ... More


Organized Labor and Casino Politics in Toronto

Steven Tufts

in Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501706547
eISBN:
9781501712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501706547.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines labor's role in a public battle over the siting of a casino in Toronto, which played out among different levels of government, real estate developers, casino corporations, and ... More


“I’ll Always Love the Union”

Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones

in Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450143
eISBN:
9780801462696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450143.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter tells the stories of African American women who came to Las Vegas in search of employment. Black Southerners had been making their way across the desert to Las Vegas since the early ... More


Casino capitalism

Susan Strange

in Casino Capitalism: with an introduction by Matthew Watson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992651
eISBN:
9781526104168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992651.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Western financial system is rapidly coming to resemble nothing as much as a vast casino. Every day games are played in this casino that involve sums of money so large that they cannot be ... More


The casino image gone mad

Benjamin J. Cohen and Susan Strange

in Mad Money: with an introduction by Benjamin J. Cohen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992668
eISBN:
9781526104076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992668.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Financial markets are running wild, untamed and unchecked and a casino economy has been set up with international financial markets having more power than governments. This needs to be appreciated ... More


The Regulation of Commercial Gaming

David Miers

in Regulating Commercial Gambling: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276158
eISBN:
9780191711145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276158.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter applies the model developed in Chapter 12 to the regulation of casino gaming. The enforcement style of the Gaming Board of Great Britain is analyzed.


Deregulation and Structural Change

David Miers

in Regulating Commercial Gambling: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276158
eISBN:
9780191711145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276158.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter comments on the principal changes that the Gambling Review Report proposed in 2001, and that the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport accepted in 2002. As contained in the Draft ... More


The War

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the history and modern-day ramifications of the so-called “Casino War” at Akwesasne. In the mid-1980s, some free-wheeling Mohawks who’d made a mint trading tobacco started ... More


Going Broke: Why Americans Can't Hold On To Their Money

Stuart Vyse

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195306996
eISBN:
9780199847099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306996.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book offers a psychological perspective on the financial behavior of the many Americans today who find they cannot make ends meet, illuminating the causes of wildly self-destructive spending ... More


The Africanness of Dance in Cuba

Graciela Chao Carbonero and Melba Núñez Isalbe (eds)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

Cuban dance researcher Graciela Chao Carbonero discusses how the African element penetrates all aspects of Cuban dance. She begins with the African-based danced religions of Cuba, Regla de Ocha or ... More


To Santa Catalina Island

in Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268838
eISBN:
9780520948860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0030
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes a tour to Santa Catalina Island. Santa Catalina, 21 miles long by three-quarters to eight miles wide, is the second largest of the eight Channel Islands off the coast of ... More


The Liberal Panopticon

David Rosen and Aaron Santesso

in The Watchman in Pieces: Surveillance, Literature, and Liberal Personhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300155419
eISBN:
9780300156645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300155419.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins with a vignette from Ocean's Thirteen that provides an example of security at a fictional Las Vegas casino. This particular casino has its security handled by “Greco,” an ... More


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