Cutting The Wire: Gaming Prohibition And The Internet (Gambling Studies Series) (by David G. Schwartz)


Author(s): David G. Schwartz

Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Publish date: 2005-08-19
ISBN-10: 0874176204
ISBN-13: 9780874176209
Language: English
Description: 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 part of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's crusade
against organized crime and given new life in recent efforts to
control… more…

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