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Cutting the Wire: Gaming Prohibition And the Internet (The Gambling Studies Series)

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ISBN: 0874176190
Издательство: University of Nevada Press
Год издания: 2005
Страниц: 282
Book Description The story of the Wire Act and how Robert Kennedy?s crusade against the Mob is creating a new generation of Internet gaming outlaws. Gambling has been part of American life since long before the existence of the nation, but Americans have always been ambivalent about it, what David Schwartz calls the "pell-mell history of legal gaming in the United States" is a testament to our paradoxical desire both to gamble and to control gambling. It is in this context that Schwartz examines the history of the Wire Act, passed in 1961 as part of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy?s crusade against organized crime and given new life in recent efforts to control Internet gambling. Cutting the Wire presents the story of how thislaw first developed, how it helped fight a war against organized crime, and how it is being used today. The Wire Act achieved new significance with the development of the Internet in the early 1990s and the growing popularity of...