Tagged By mob

Three excerpts from Roll the Bones

, , Comment Closed

Today I’ve added three excerpts from Roll the Bones to the site to give you a little flavor of the book if you haven’t picked up a copy already. Enjoy!

1. Author’s Note/Prologue

This is the introductory overview to the book, giving an idea of its scope—and the changes in the Casino Edition.

2. Why the Mob won Vegas

This excerpt, from chapter 10, “A Place in the Sun,” explains how the Mob carved out influence on the Las Vegas Strip in the 1950s and 1960s, and why it was so dominant.

3. The Rise of Atlantic City

The opening pages of chapter 12, “America’s Playground…Again” discuss the rebirth and rise to (brief) dominance of Atlantic City’s casinos in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

To learn where you can buy Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling, please visit here

Read Post →

Talking about the Mob at UNLV

, , 1 Comment

If you can make it, we’re hosting a provocative talk at UNLV in two weeks. Here’s the info: January 29, 2009 Gaming Research Colloquium Series: Leslie Nino Fidance William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV&hellip

Read Post →

Faith-based gaming

, , Comment Closed

I’ve explained, opined, asserted, declared, and suggested, but at last I’ve reached the stage in my career where I can quip. From the Daily Review: After defeat at polls in 1974, a gaming referendum in&hellip

Read Post →