Author David G. Schwartz summarizes chapter 14, “Runaway American Dream: Gambling in the public interest,” of Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling (Casino Edition).
This chapter describes how casinos expanded from two states, Nevada and New Jersey, to being found nearly nationwide. It starts by discussing the origins of Indian casinos, and also handles the rise of riverboat gambling, limited gaming in South Dakota and Colorado, land-based casinos, urban casinos, and racinos.
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