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Futures At Stake: Youth, Gambling, And Society
by Howard J. Shaffer, Matthew N. Hall and Joni Vander Bilt
foreword by Thomas N. Cummings and Elizabeth M George
University of Nevada Press, 2003
eISBN: 978-0-87417-576-9 | Cloth: 978-0-87417-368-0
Library of Congress Classification HV6715.F87 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 363.420835097


The widespread legalization of gambling across the U.S. has produced concerns for serious social, economic, and health problems. For the first time in this country, an entire generation of young people has reached adulthood within a context of approval and endorsement of gambling as a source of entertainment and recreation. Compared with their adult counterparts, these young people have evidenced a higher level of gambling related problems. In Futures at Stake, specialists in psychology, medicine, law, public health, economics, casino management, psychiatry, and criminal justice examine this problem from the perspective of their various disciplines, producing an intelligent, thought-provoking, and valuable survey of what is fast becoming a leading social-health problem across the nation. Foreword by Thomas N. Cummings.

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