The devastating consequences and broken promises of America's gambling explosion. Goodman brings under the microscope the social and economic impact of gambling in the wake of the explosive profileration of gambling enterprises in the US.
Gambling became big business after the industrial earthquake of the mid-1980s. Local bodies opened up the entertainment industry, thinking it held the key to increasing jobs and tax revenues. That gambling was the ultimate solution was due to the 'miracle in the desert', Las Vegas, which, Goodman says, was a mirage for the country as a whole. A serious book about a frivolous activity.
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