Frontiers in Chance: Gaming Research Across the Disciplines (Gambling Studies Series) (Volume 1) First Edition, First
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This collection pulls together 17 papers originally published in the series, making them available in one book for the first time. Ranging from the mythologies surrounding notorious gangster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel to a look at the lessons that the financial crisis (should have) taught Las Vegas casinos to a cross-national examination of how governments spend the money they accrue from gambling proceeds and taxes, this collection draws on several disciplines, including history, sociology, philosophy, public policy, and business.
Taken together, these papers provide a snapshot into the diversity of work currently being conducted in a variety of fields with the common focus of gambling, in its many manifestations.
- Item Weight : 1.04 pounds
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1939546036
- ISBN-13 : 978-1939546036
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Publisher : UNLV Gaming Press; First Edition, First (May 20, 2013)
- Reading level : Baby and up
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,619,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I found the highlights to be:
David Schwartz's paper on slot hold in Vegas over two decades
A detailed, insightful chapter on revenue and EBITDA trends in Vegas during the Great Recession
An interesting chapter on market segmentation and strategy of the various casino resorts
The chapter on the gaming license process is just fascinating- it's like watching a person go through 50 consecutive root canals
Some of the chapters, like a history of Tribal Casinos was of less practical interest, but fascinating none the less.
This book is a bargain on the Kindle- if you read this carefully, you'll know more about the Vegas/Casino industry than almost anyone.