Brings together a wide variety of information on the casino industry and how it affects America's economy and society. Contains a selective bibliography of almost 900 key references for books, periodical articles, and government publications. This landmark bibliography is recommended for academic and public research libraries, especially in states where gaming is prominent. --CHOICE Provides a reference guide to information on the social, economic, political, and legal aspects of casino gaming in the United States. --JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC LITERATURE
Covering the entire United States gaming market, Legalized Casino Gaming in the United States provides gaming researchers, policymakers, and hospitality students comprehensive overview of the history, development, legislation, and economic and social impacts of riverboat, land-based, and Native American casino gaming. Containing national and regional research about the industry, this book will provide students with a historical view on gaming and the hospitality industry, offer researchers data and current market status of the industry; and will give policymakers information about the advantages and disadvantages of a gaming industry in their community. Comprehensive and thorough, Legalized Casino Gaming in the United States is full of case studies, data, and surveys that provide you with credible information on community incomes, residents’attitudes about gaming, and gaming taxes in certain states. This fact-filled book will help you evaluate and learn about the pros and cons of the industry, including: reviewing changes in the gaming laws and regulations in particular regions and segments of the industry explaining laws and regulations by state for riverboat and other Native American land-based gaming examining negative and positive social impacts of gaming, including crime; quality of life; community services; availability of entertainment, recreation, and cultural activities; community attractiveness, such as reputation, appearance, cleanliness, and traffic; local resident attitudes; and pathological gaming explaining Nevada’s gaming regulatory system, including the roles of the Nevada Gaming Commission and Gaming Control Board, and discussing issues related to currency transactions, exclusion lists, work permits, customer disputes, and underage gambling discussing positive economic aspects of Native American gaming, such as tax benefits, in Connecticut, Wisconsin, Oregon, and Minnesota, and how the industry impacts surrounding communities Examining the industry from ethical, economic, and social standpoints, the contributors offer you several perspectives of a situation, not just one side of an issue, to help you make educated decisions or opinions about gaming. Bolstered with charts, graphs, tables, and future research recommendations, Legalized Casino Gaming in the United States offers you an in-depth and comprehensive look at the gaming industry, helping you weigh the positive and negative effects of one of the most popular areas of hospitality.
This one-volume reference provides a comprehensive overview of gambling in the Americas, examining the history, morality, market growth, and economics of the gaming industry. • Includes documents from prominent court cases • Profiles leading persons and organizations dealing with gambling operations • Features a detailed chronology of events including legalization and laws on Internet gaming • Offers an expanded bibliography that provides additional resources for further study
Tourism in Frontier Areas
Author: Shaul Krakover, Y. Gradus
Publisher: Lexington Books
In this timely new collection of essays, an excellent roster of contributors bring new insight to a wide spectrum of topics related to tourism in frontier areas. The book focuses on international case studies as it discusses the economic feasibility of frontier tourist development, the tourist development of rural and urban settings, and the expansion of tourism to remote borderlands. The contributors highlight the potential, as well as the environmental, economic, bureaucratic, and cultural difficulties of peripheral tourism. This innovative and thought-provoking approach with its wealth of detail makes Tourism in Frontier Areas essential reading for scholars in tourist development, regional development, and economic geography."
A young Minnesota farmer is struck by lightning and found dead in a field. Newspaper reporter Eddy Osland thinks hes happened across an unfortunate farm accident until the dead farmers brother hands Eddy an almanac, claiming his brother was murdered because he had proof that the government controls the global weather system. As soon as Eddy takes possession of the almanac, his life is thrown upside down. National Security Agents begin following him, eyewitnesses are killed, and his wife and children are missing. Eddy is left with little evidence as the government begins closing in to discredit him. The only person who can help him prove his case is a Vietnam veteran who was listed as an MIA over twenty years before.
A market research guide to the entertainment and media industry. It contains trends, statistical tables, and an industry glossary. It also includes one page profiles of entertainment and media industry firms, including addresses, phone numbers, executive names.
The Old Farmer's Almanac
Author: Old Farmer's Almanac
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A compilation of practical advice and folklore features weather forecasts for the United States, planting tables, health remedies, horoscopes, recipes, games and puzzles, and other entertaining and useful information
Presents a reference guide that provides authoritative maps, charts, and chronologies complemented by informative essays covering all the major periods of human history between the time of the Neanderthals and the nuclear age.
Presents a collection of trivia, historical facts, tips, guides, and previews surrounding video and computer games.
Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Publisher: Broadway Books
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
World War I Almanac
Author: David R. Woodward
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Presents a day-by-day chronology of the events of World War I and a biographical dictionary of people involved in the conflict.
Presents a compilation of practical advice and folklore, featuring weather forecasts for the United States, planting tables, health remedies, horoscopes, recipes, games and puzzles and other entertaining and useful information, all in an attractive layout with dozens of full-color pages.