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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


“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


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