Journal of Gambling Studies

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 15–33 | Cite as

Gambling and the Law®: Endless fields of dreams

  • I. Nelson Rose


This article examines the current trends of proliferation of commercial gaming, especially in the United States, in the context of the “third wave” of legalization of gambling that has been experienced since the founding of the nation. The author looks at the historic foundations of the spread of casino-style gambling, and notes the types of casino gaming that have led the way in the current expansion. He also points out why it is reasonable to expect that this wave too may come crashing down, as general acceptance of wide-spread casino gaming in America may indeed be short-lived.


Current Trend General Acceptance Historic Foundation Current Expansion Casino Gaming 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Nelson Rose
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  1. 1.Whittier Law SchoolWhittier CollegeLos Angeles

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