In a nation founded on a strong work ethic, gambling has provoked controversy in American culture as an activity that encourages laziness and greed. During the past twenty years, however, legalized gambling has spread to nearly every corner of the United States and is now viewed as a mainstream, recreational activity. Essays in this anthology examine the undeniable hold gambling has on Americans and the cultural conflicts it has generated, exploring its growth from the Las Vegas Strip to Indian casinos, convenience stores, and the Internet.
"As in many other Greenhaven series, such as Opposing Viewpoints, these volumes in the new Examining Pop Culture series includes excerpts from a range of periodicals and primary sources. Both titles, with their sophisticated language and bibliographies of mostly scholarly resources, are best suited for older, academically advanced teens. A fine new series to spark well-informed discussions about lifestyle and current issues."
-- Booklist (October 2001)
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