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On the Web: Articles

Rolling the Dice on Marriage, Money. Ellen Goodman, San Jose Mercury (5/12/03). On morals mogul William Bennett's confession that he'd lost $8,000 in Las Vegas.

You Bet Your Life. William Safire, NY Times (12/3/98).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

In the Library: Articles

Drinan, Robert F. "Government's unseemly promotion of gambling," NCR (8/13/99):17.

Quinn, Michelle. "The lottery lemon: have Californians soured on their games of chance?" California Journal 22,12 (12/91).

McCarraher, Eugene. “Against all odds,” In These Times (4/14/03):23-26.

Pollitt, Katha. "Bah, humbug," Nation (6/2/03):9. Moral critic Bill Bennett & his vice of gambling.

Wood, Daniel B. "Despite casino setbacks, Indian clout rises," Christian Science Monitor (11/10/03):3.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Barnes, H. Lee. Dummy Up & Deal: Inside the Culture of Casino Gambling (Reno: U. Nevada, 2002).

Benedict, Jeff. Without Reservation: The Making of America's Most Powerful Indian Tribe & the World's Largest Casino (NY: Harper Collins, 2000).

Burnham, John C. Bad Habits: Drinking, Smoking, Taking Drugs, Gambling, Sexual Misbehavior & Swearing in American History (NY, 1993).

Dombrink, John. The Last Resort: Success & Failure in Campaigns for Casinos (Reno: U. of Nevada, 1990).

Earley, Pete. Super Casino: Inside the "New" Las Vegas (NY: Bantam, 2000).

Eisler, Kim Isaac. Revenge of the Pequots: How a Small Native American Tribe Created the World's Most Profitable Casino (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2001).

Evans, William N. & Julie H. Topoleski. The Social & Economic Impact of Native American Casinos (Cambridge MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 2002).

Farrell, Ronald A. & Carol Case. The Black Book & the Mob: The Untold Story of the Control of Nevada's Casinos (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 1995).

Fielding, Xan. The Money Spinner: Monte Carlo & its Fabled Casino (Boston: Little, Brown, 1977).

Flavin, Michael. Gambling in the 19th-C. English Novel: "A Leprosy is O'er the Land" (Portland OR: Sussex Academic, 2003).

Frey, James H. (ed.) Gambling: Socioeconomic Aspects & Public Policy (Thousand Oaks CA: Sage, 1998).

Gica, Ivar. Cash, Charity & Controversy: The Story of the Gaming Casinos in the Philippines (Las Pinas City: Gica Public Relations, 2000).

Hsu, Cathy H.C. (ed.) Legalized Casino Gaming in the US: The Economic & Social Impact (Binghamton NY: Haworth Hospitality, 1999).

Johnson, David. Temples of Chance: How America Inc. Bought Out Murder Inc. to Win Control of the Casino Business (NY: Doubleday, 1992).

Kling, Dwayne. The Rise of the Biggest Little City: An Encyclopedic History of Reno Gaming, 1931-1981 (Reno: U. Nevada, 2000).

Lears, Jackson. Something for Nothing: Luck in America (NY: Viking, 2003).

Lederer, Katy. Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers (NY: Crown, 2003).

Mason, John Lyman & Michael Nelson. Governing Gambling (NY: Century Foundation, 2001).

Meyer-Arendt, Klaus & Rudi Hartmann (eds.) Casino Gambling in America: Origins, Trends & Impacts (NY: Cognizant Communication, 1998).

Nibert, David. Hitting the Lottery Jackpot (NY: Monthly Review, 199?).

O'Brien, Timothy L. Bad Bet: The Inside Story of the Glamour, Glitz & Danger of America's Gambling Industry (NY: Times Business, 1998). Ten million Americans addicted; but where does legal pursuit of profit end & addiction to gambling begin?

Pileggi, Nicholas. Casino: Love & Horror in Las Vegas (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1995).

Provost, Gary. High Stakes: Inside the New Las Vegas (NY: Dutton, 1994).

Puzo, Mario. Inside Las Vegas (NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1977).

Ritzer, George. Explorations in the Sociology of Consumption: Fast Food, Credit Cards & Casinos (Thousand Oaks CA: Sage, 2001).

Rothman, Hal K. & Mike Davis (eds.) The Grit Beneath the Glitter: Tales from the Real Las Vegas (Berkeley: U. California, 2002).

Shook, Robert L. Jackpot: Harrah's Winning Secrets for Customer Loyalty (Hoboken NJ: John Wileyu, 2003).

Skolnick, Jerome H. House of Cards: The Legalization & Control of Casino Gambling (Boston: Little, Brown, 1978).

Von Herrmann, Denise. The Big Gamble: The Politics of Lottery & Casino Expansion (Westport CT: Praeger, 2002).

Zendzian, Craig A. Who Pays?: Casino Gambling, Hidden Interests & Organized Crime (NY: Harrow & Heston, 1993).

In the Library: Fiction

Auster, Paul. The Music of Chance (NY: Penguin, 1991).

Harstad, Donald. The Big Thaw (NY: Doubleday, 2000).

Hiaasen, Carl. Lucky You: A Novel (NY: Knopf, 1997).

Howe, LeAnne. Shell Shaker (San Francisco: Aunt Lute, 2001).

Kokoris, Jim. The Rich Part of Life (NY: St. Martin's, 2001).

Mda, Zakes. The Heart of Redness (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2002).

Miller, Richard. Coyote: An Indian Casino Blues (Miami: Synergy International, 2001).

Reuss, Frederick. Henry of Atlantic City (Denver: Macmurray & Beck, 1999).

Rock, Peter. This Is the Place (NY: Anchor, 1997).

Swain, James. Sucker Bet (NY: Ballantine, 2003).

Tan, Hwee Hwee. Foreign Bodies: A Novel (NY: Persea, 1999).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Photography

Alberts, Ulvis. Poker Face: Photographs (Hollywood CA: Angel City,. 1981).

CD & Audio:

Film & Video:

"Casino" [1998], dir. Martin Scorsese, 179m. In video stores.

"Ocean's Eleven" [2001], dir. Steven Soderbergh, 103m. In video stores.

"Owning Mahoney" [2003], dir. Richard Kwietniowski, 104m. In video stores. Gambling addiction destroys a life.

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