By Sam Skolnik
What the explosive development of legalized playing capacity socially, politically, and economically for America.
Forty years in the past, casinos have been criminal in precisely one kingdom. this present day, legalized playing has morphed right into a $119 billion proven in all yet states. As elected officers are urging citizens to extend gambling's achieve, the industry's supporters and their impassioned detractors are squaring off in lengthy state-by-state battles. thousands of american citizens are being requested to make a decision: are the advantages well worth the costs?
With a mix of investigative journalism and poignant narratives of playing dependancy, award-winning journalist Sam Skolnik presents an in-depth exploration of the results of this nationwide phenomenon. In excessive Stakes, we meet politicians desirous to advertise legalized playing as an monetary cure-all, scientists wrestling with the which means of playing habit, and gamers so stuck up within the chase that they've misplaced their livelihoods and their minds.
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