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Riassunto: A history of gambling from its origins to the present day, with a highlight on the development of casino gaming. After discussing the origins of casinos in Venice and European spas, the book shifts to the United States, where illegal gambling halls and legal frontier gambling came together in Nevada casinos. From there, the book charts the rise of the casino business in Las Vegas, its transplanting to Atlantic City, and its spread across the United States. New material chronicles the rise of casinos in Asia and online gaming. Praise for the new edition: "This is a serious history that's as fun to read as a fiction thriller, written by a guy who really understands gambling. A winning trifecta." --Aaron Brown, author of Red-Blooded Risk and The Poker Face of Wall Street "This updated edition of Roll the Bones is even more indispensable than the original. . .a comprehensive and compelling look at the history of risk-taking, refocused on casinos" - James McManus, author of Positively Fifth Street
David G. Schwartz, the Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is a writer, speaker, and consultant whose areas of specialty include the history of gambling and current issues facing the industry. An Atlantic City native with a Ph.D. in U.S. History from UCLA and hands-on experience in the gaming industry, Schwartz has been at UNLV since 2001.
Currently the Gaming and Hospitality Editor for Vegas Seven, Schwartz writes the regular "Green Felt Journal" column and features for the magazine. He is a member of the Vegas Gang podcast, and has been widely quoted on gambling topics in the national and international media. He's been in several documentaries, including "All In: the Poker Movie," "Secrets of the Palms," "Secrets of New York New York," "Vegas Whales Tales" (Travel Channel); "The History of Poker," "Modern Marvels: Casino Technology," and "Anything to Win" (History Channel). He has served as an off-screen consultant for these and several other programs.
To date, Schwartz has written or edited six books, including Suburban Xanadu: the Casino Resort on the Las Vegas Strip and Beyond, Cutting the Wire: Gambling Prohibition and the Internet, a nd Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling.
Schwartz lives in Las Vegas with his wife and their two children.
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