Gambling cultures : studies in history and interpretation

  • author:

    (author unknown or not listed) (none)
  • 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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  • type

    : monography
  • 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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