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

Lang, Arne K., author. (Author).
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Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 798.401 LAN (Text) 37323005278042 NONFIC Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781442265530
  • ISBN: 1442265531
  • Physical Description: xi, 293 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-280) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.

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