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published in: 1996
summary: From bingo in the United Kingdom to slots in Las Vegas and Sydney, to `jambo' in Cameroon, gambling is a feature of societies across the world. Gambling Cultures explores the complex relationship between cash and culture as gambling emerges as a global phenomenon. (...) Explores the complex relationship between cash and culture and offers a comparative framework for the historical and cultural of analysis of contemporary gambling practices. Providing a range of case studies from Africa, Australia, the USA and Europe, the 15 articles focus on modern gambling as it has emerged as a commercial industry, analyze the ambiguous relationship between morality and risk taking, and look at the contradictory stance of governments.
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publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
issue editors:Jan McMillen
original language: English
article pagination: pages: 336
- ISBN: 978-0-415-06820-8
keywords: gambling culture , history , interpretation
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