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Growth of Gambling

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Growth of Gambling

Growth of Gambling

Growth of Gambling

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Guests: JAN JONES Senior Vice President of Communications and Government Affairs for Harrah's Entertainment 2 term Mayor of Las Vegas (91-99) Ran for Governor 1998 GUY ROCHA Nevada State Historian WILLAM THOMPSON Professor of Public Administration and Gambling Scholar at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas Author of several books on gambling Gambling is a now a popular national pastime. Today, nearly every state has some form of legalized gambling, whether it is Indian casinos, off track betting or lotteries. Critics say lotteries are a tax on poor people. Supporters tout the money that gambling brings into states. Gambling: a boon or a burden? Join Juan Williams in Reno, Nevada for a look at America's changing attitudes towards gambling.

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