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License to Steal: Nevada's Gaming Control System in the Megaresort Age (Gambling Studies)

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ISBN: 0874176247
Издательство: University of Nevada Press
Год издания: 2005
Страниц: 263
Book Description Seven precedent-setting case studies taken from the files of the Nevada Gaming Control Board illustrate vital issues addressed in the first decade of the megaresorts. Murder, the Mob, prostitution, drugs, innovative (but illegal) financial dealings, and the brilliant use of technology for ill-gotten gain, all have been involved in the schemes of unscrupulous casino owners, employees, and gamblers throughout the decades of legal gambling. Gaming in Nevada is more stringently controlled than anywhere else in the United States, and in License to Steal , investigative reporter and editor Jeff Burbank provides a lively and highly readable case history account of some of the most significant - and most fascinating - cases adjudicated by the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Commission during a pivotal time for the growing gaming industry. It is the responsibility of these two agencies to review the licensing of new and established casinos, investigate...