The dramatic proliferation of casino gaming has been a controversial issue in recent years. While heated debate about gambling is ongoing, casinos continue to spread throughout the country and the number of Americans who gamble in them increases every year. Casino Gaming in the United States brings together a wide variety of information on the casino industry and how it affects America's economy and society. Chapters on the industry's recent history, and suggestions on how to find information on this high-interest topic are accompanied by directory listings for state-level information sources, regulatory agencies, and Indian gaming sites. Relevant companies, associations, periodical titles and experts in the field are also identified. Half of the work contains a selective bibliography of almost 900 key references for books, periodical articles, and government publications written from 1985 through 1994. All entries are fully annotated and indexed. Casino Gaming in the United States will be of interest to government officials at all levels, industry personnel, business consultants, planners and developers, community groups, religious leaders, and anyone interested in the social, political, and legal aspects of America's rapidly growing casino industry.
Thomas R. Mirkovich is Assistant Collection Development Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is the selector of library materials for the William H. Harrah College of Hotel Administration and the College of Business and Economics. Allison A. Cowgill is Social Sciences Librarian/Coordinator of Government Documents at the University of Denver.