First Nations Gaming in Canada

Type
Book
Authors
Belanger ( Yale D. )
 
ISBN 10
0887557236 
ISBN 13
9780887557231 
Category
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Edition
 
Publication Year
2011 
Publisher
Pages
320 
Abstract
 
Description
While games of chance have been part of the Aboriginal cultural landscape since before European contact, large-scale commercial gaming facilities within First Nations communities are a relatively new phenomenon in Canada. First Nations Gaming in Canada is the first multidisciplinary study of the role of gaming in indigenous communities north of the 49th parallel. Bringing together some of Canada’s leading gambling researchers, the book examines the history of Aboriginal gaming and its role in indigenous political economy, the rise of large-scale casinos and cybergaming, the socio-ecological impact of problem gambling, and the challenges of labour unions and financial management. The authors also call attention to the dearth of socio-economic impact studies of gambling in First Nations communities while providing models to address this growing issue of concern. - from Amzon 
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