Presentation Title

A Cultural History of Gambling

Panel Title

Session 4-1-D: Gambling’s Cultural and Popular Evolution

Location

The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Start Date

10-6-2016 8:30 AM

End Date

10-6-2016 10:00 AM

Abstract

This presentation will explore the different and conflicting images of gambling and gamblers as reflected in more than 2000 years of art, literature, music, and film. Images of gambling range from sophistication to foolishness, while images of the gambler range from the glamour of James Bond to the buffonery of the Marx Brothers to the tragedy of Dostoevsky. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the implications of these images for gambling research, awareness, treatment, and prevention.

Keywords

cultural images; Gambling; Gamblers; popular culture; public policy

Disciplines

Other Arts and Humanities | Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Sociology

Comments

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Jun 10th, 8:30 AM Jun 10th, 10:00 AM

A Cultural History of Gambling

The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

This presentation will explore the different and conflicting images of gambling and gamblers as reflected in more than 2000 years of art, literature, music, and film. Images of gambling range from sophistication to foolishness, while images of the gambler range from the glamour of James Bond to the buffonery of the Marx Brothers to the tragedy of Dostoevsky. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the implications of these images for gambling research, awareness, treatment, and prevention.