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"Gambling: Socioeconomic Impacts and Public Policy"

The Annals (Mar. 1998) of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, c/o Sage
Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, Calif. 91320. 242 pp. $29; paper, $19
Editor: James H. Frey

America now is a nation of gamblers. Until a decade ago, Las Vegas-style casino gambling was confined to Nevada and New Jersey, though most states had lotteries. In 1988, South Dakota voters authorized the once-notorious town of Deadwood to begin limited-stakes casino gambling. That same year, Congress effectively authorized casino gambling on Native American lands in some 31 states. The next year, Iowa legalized riverboat casinos on navigable waters; in 1990, Illinois followed suit.

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