Cutting the Wire: Gaming Prohibition and the Internet

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The story of the Wire Act and how Robert Kennedy's crusade against the Mob is creating a new generation of Internet gaming outlaws. Gambling has been part of American life since long before the existence of the nation, but Americans have always been ambivalent about it. What David Schwartz calls the pell-mell history of legal gaming in the United States is a testament to our paradoxical desire both to gamble and to control gambling. It is in this context that Schwartz examines the history of the Wire Act, passed in 1961 as ...

Cutting the Wire: Gaming Prohibition and the Internet 2005, University of Nevada Press

ISBN-13: 9780874176209

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Cutting the Wire: Gaming Prohibition and the Internet 2005, University of Nevada Press

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