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Author Lang, Arne K, author.

Title Sports betting and bookmaking : an American history / Arne K. Lang.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    798.401 LAN    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xi, 293 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-280) and index.
Contents Leonard Jerome : the towering pillar of the horsey set -- Saratoga and Jerome Park : the fountainheads -- Pool sellers, bookmakers, and pari-mutuels -- Off-track betting : the poolroom scene -- New York's racetrack-building boom -- Bookmakers and their modus operandi -- Tipsters and touts -- Big plungers and outlaws -- The reformers crank up the heat -- Racetracks in the crosshairs -- New York racing : feast and famine -- The good-bye years -- Reanimation -- A verdant depression -- A side trip to the Windy City -- Mid-century reformers : La Guardia, Kefauver, and Kennedy -- The tax man cometh -- Multiple-horse wagering takes flight -- Pro football corrodes the racing game -- New York welcomes OTB -- A side trip to old Nevada -- Simulcasting -- Lotteries, casinos, and racinos -- Offshore and online -- Whales -- Pushing the envelope.
Subject Horse racing -- Betting -- United States -- History.
Sports betting -- United States -- History.
Book-making (Betting) -- United States -- History.
Other Form: Online version: Lang, Arne K., author. Bookmaking, horse racing, and sports betting. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016 9781442265547 (DLC) 2016008782
ISBN 9781442265530 hardcover ; alkaline paper
1442265531 hardcover ; alkaline paper

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