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Bad Bet on the Bayou: The Rise of Gambling in Louisiana and the Fall of Governor Edwin Edwards Paperback – May 15, 2002

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“Impeccably reported and often hilarious.” ―The Economist

“Bridges is a formidable reporter . . . astonishing.” ―Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World

About the Author

Tyler Bridges is a reporter for The Miami Herald, where he was part of a team that won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He covered the legalization of gambling in Louisiana as a reporter for The Times-Picayune of New Orleans. He is the author of The Rise of David Duke.

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition (May 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374528543
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374528546
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #557,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Bradley K. Stilwell on August 6, 2002
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The author could not decide what his subject was: a) the corrupting effects of contemporary gambling in Louisiana; b) how gambling licenses were won there; or c) Edwards' corrupt activities. Although I enjoyed many of its anecdotes, the book is structurally flawed and does not hang together. It also suffers from annoyingly redundant quotes.
Bridges undoubtedly could have written excellent 50-100 pp. pieces on each of the three subjects above, or he could have shortened them into very readable magazine pieces. But he has failed to turn these related topics into a cohesive whole.
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having been in New Orleans, in college, for a number of the years covered, I enjoyed reading about these events for a birds'-eye view, with the advantage of years having passed.
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