Please recommend books about casinos for in-depth research.
December 13, 2004 3:37 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone point me to informative books, websites, documentaries, and etc. regarding casinos? I'm about to begin researching them heavily and I was hoping for a head start. Thanks a billion.
posted by argh!spiders! to Work & Money (8 answers total)
 


What purpose are you researching them for? Because, uh, you know, we kinda frown on doing your homework for you around here. That's not what AxMe is for, and there are all kinds of casnio resources if you'll just google, or use wikipedia, or god forbid visit your local library.
posted by SpecialK at 4:33 PM on December 13, 2004


Heh... SpecialK, you beat me to it.
posted by Doohickie at 6:19 PM on December 13, 2004


What purpose are you researching them for? Because, uh, you know, we kinda frown on doing your homework for you around here. That's not what AxMe is for, and there are all kinds of casnio resources if you'll just google, or use wikipedia, or god forbid visit your local library.

Boooooo!!!

Please limit comments to answers or help in finding an answer. Wisecracks don't help people find answers. Thanks.

Doing research and doing homework are different things. No one is asking you to do their homework, and these types of snarks are not useful here. Take it to the Grey if you have a problem.

argh!spiders!, My grad school funding came from Casino research (big $$$ for this stuff).

The Journal of Gambling Studies is pretty good, and the new google service, Google Scholar, has been realy helpful.
posted by Quartermass at 10:32 PM on December 13, 2004


Heh, I'm researching a screenplay about a woman who builds a casino empire. If it were homework, I seriously doubt I was ever the kind of student to work too hard on the research part.

I appreciate the feedback. Thanks!
posted by argh!spiders! at 12:12 AM on December 14, 2004


I think the question was appropriate - research and homework are often the same thing.
posted by agregoli at 7:40 AM on December 14, 2004


I'm researching a screenplay about a woman who builds a casino empire. If it were homework, I seriously doubt I was ever the kind of student to work too hard on the research part.


Ahhh... you should have clarified the intent of the research...

Watch "Casino." Great movie, plus there is an A&E series on cheating in Casino's, ins and outs etc that

1) The Las Vegas Strip

2) The Real Las Vegas (15 bucks for the DVD - cheap!)

3) Las Vegas: The Power and the Money

4) Modern Marvels: Las Vegas

etc. etc. etc.

Those A&E doc's would be pretty good for something like this.
posted by Quartermass at 9:09 AM on December 14, 2004


Here's a fairly colorful description of how Donald Trump got his casinos in Atlantic City - and it wasn't by building them himself.
posted by WestCoaster at 4:33 PM on December 14, 2004


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