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Resorting to Casinos: The Mississippi Gambling Industry Hardcover – January 25, 2006

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 182 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (January 25, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578067901
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578067909
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,770,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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These essays on how casinos became legal in Mississippi and how they affect the economy and people

* Offer the first close analysis of the casino industry in Mississippi

* Offer a variety of perspectives and approaches to understanding the casino industry

* Present an even-handed non-polemical work intended to present facts and analyze those facts. This is not anti-gambling or pro-gambling

* Include contributions from Sharon Wright Austin (University of Florida-Gainesville), Edward J. Clynch (Mississippi State University), Richards Davis (Jacksonville State University–Alabama), Douglas G. Feig (Mississippi State University), P. Edward French (University of Tennessee) James B. Kaatz (Missouri State University), John Lyman Mason (independent; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida), Richard T. Middleton IV (University of Missouri–St. Louis), Michael Nelson (Rhodes College), Deanne Stephens Nuwer (University of Southern Mississippi), Greg O’Brien (University of Southern Mississippi), Brian Richard (University of Southern Mississippi), Rodney E. Stanley (Tennessee State University), Denise von Herrmann (University of Southern Mississippi), Dena C. Wittmann (University of Southern Mississippi)

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Essays on how casinos became legal in Mississippi and how they affect the economy and people

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This is the best overview available of the rise of gambling in Mississippi. Unfortunately, it suffers from the fact that all of the essays except for a very brief epilogue were written prior to Hurricane Katrina's devastating impact on Biloxi's casinos in August 2005. Some of the essays are burdened with too much academic pretentiousness, but the political science entry about how casino advocates slipped the enabling legislation through under the radar is very well done. Bottom line -- not a fun read, but full of good information.
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