Review: Chloe E. Taft. From Steel to Slots: Capitalism in the Postindustrial City

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Nevada had a twentieth-century monopoly on legal casino gambling in the U.S. until the May 26, 1978, opening of Resorts International in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the thirty-eight years since the Garden State’s roll of the dice, a mix of states, tribal governments, and federal bodies have variously appraised and endorsed casino gambling’s utility as a revenue generator, job creator, development incubator, and all-around social good. According to the American Gaming Association, the industry’s trade group, casino gambling today supports 1.7 million jobs in forty states

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