Gambling with Development: Comparing Casino Legalization in South Africa with Indian Gambling in California

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Abstract

Casinos have historically represented sites of vice to be suppressed because of their bad social and moral effects. Commencing in the final quarter of the twentieth century, however, they are increasingly seen as ordinary businesses offering an acceptable consumer good. How was this long-stigmatized institutional form legitimized? Who were the ‘players’ in this process, and how did they conceive their own interests in gambling policy? What sorts of strategies did they deploy to ‘reframe’ casinos, and to reshape gambling policy generally?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGlobal Gambling
Subtitle of host publicationCultural Perspectives on Gambling Organizations
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages64-88
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781135201760
ISBN (Print)9780415996778
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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