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The International Encyclopedia of Gambling

William N. Thompson


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The International Encyclopedia of Gambling seeks to explain the gambling phenomenon through an in-depth exploration of gambling operations around the world. More than 300 entries reflect the global stretch of the industry as they examine games, venues, players and other leading figures, legal issues, the history of gaming, and the literature on the subject.

The work is enhanced with a dozen contributed articles on gambling-related topics, including commentaries on the history and growth of Las Vegas and a description of major law cases involving gambling. Coverage includes Internet gambling and a section incorporating reviews of more than 50 films about gambling.

ABC-CLIO, 9781598842258, 773pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2009

About the Author

William N. Thompson, PhD, teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.