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Title:
Gambling : opposing viewpoints
Author:
Torr, James D., 1974-
Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Gambling is morally questionable / Responsible gambling is harmless fun / State lotteries are an unethical source of government revenue / State lotteries are an ethical source of government revenue / Compulsive gambling is an addiction / Compulsive gambling is not an addiction / Gambling industry preys on compulsive gamblers / Gambling industry is working to reduce compulsive gambling / Compulsive gambling is a serious problem among teenagers / Social costs of compulsive gambling are enormous / Problem of compulsive gambling is exaggerated / Legalized gambling harms local economies / Legalized gambling benefits local economies / Indian gaming benefits Native Americans / Indian gaming does not benefit most Native Americans / Government should halt the spread of legalized gambling / Government should respect individuals' freedom to gamble / Government should prohibit gambling on the Internet / Government should not prohibit gambling on the Internet / Government should ban betting on college sports / Government should not ban betting on college sports
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ISBN:
9780737709063

9780737709070
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Summary

Once confined to Nevada, some form of gambling is now legal in all but two states. Authors debate the moral, social, and economic effects of gambling in the following chapters: Is Gambling Immoral? How Serious Is the Problem of Compulsive Gambling? How Does Legalized Gambling Affect Communities? How Should the Government Regulate Gambling?


Summary

Once confined to Nevada, some form of gambling is now legal in all but two states. Authors debate the moral, social, and economic effects of gambling in the following chapters: Is Gambling Immoral? How Serious Is the Problem of Compulsive Gambling? How Does Legalized Gambling Affect Communities? How Should the Government Regulate Gambling?


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Booklist Review

Gr. 7-12. Is gambling harmful, or is it just fun? This title in the Opposing Viewpoints series presents many sides of the contemporary debate on the ethics, psychology, business, and social effects of gambling. In one chapter psychologists argue about whether gambling can become an addiction and whether the number of teen addicts is rising. In another chapter two sides face off about whether Indian gaming benefits Native Americans. Many teens will find the issues close to home, whether the argument is about state lotteries, college sports betting, or government regulation of gambling on the Internet. As with other books in the series, this includes up-to-date bibliographies, an annotated list of organizations to contact, and discussion questions. Hazel Rochman.


Booklist Review

Gr. 7-12. Is gambling harmful, or is it just fun? This title in the Opposing Viewpoints series presents many sides of the contemporary debate on the ethics, psychology, business, and social effects of gambling. In one chapter psychologists argue about whether gambling can become an addiction and whether the number of teen addicts is rising. In another chapter two sides face off about whether Indian gaming benefits Native Americans. Many teens will find the issues close to home, whether the argument is about state lotteries, college sports betting, or government regulation of gambling on the Internet. As with other books in the series, this includes up-to-date bibliographies, an annotated list of organizations to contact, and discussion questions. Hazel Rochman.


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