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Suburban Xanadu : The Casino Resort on the Las Vegas Strip and Beyond.
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Cover -- Suburban Xanadu -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 The Righteous and the Wicked -- Chapter 2 The Unwholesome Allure -- Chapter 3 A Fruitful Containment -- Chapter 4 Organizing Luck -- Chapter 5 Wiseguy Empire -- Chapter 6 When the Suits Come Marching In -- Chapter 7 The Casino Archipelago -- Epilogue Odds against Tomorrow -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index.
Urban gambling, linked to poverty, crime and corruption, was once considered a blight on US cities. Gambling then followed the exodus of Americans into the suburbs after World War II and now, at the beginning of the 21st century, most Americans live within a four-hour drive of a casino. What explains the success of places like Las Vegas? The self-contained casino resort removes gambling and its social problems from cities and provides Americans with the comfort of gambling in a setting matched to their suburban lifestyle. In a detailed look at the growth of the earliest casino resorts to the 'pleasure palaces' and riverboat casinos of today, 'Suburban Xanadu' locates the rise of the casino resort in suburbanization and the significance of this development for today.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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