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2 GLR 83 (1998)
Thomas R. Mirkovich and Allison A. Cowgill's Casino Gaming in the United States

handle is hein.journals/gmglwr2 and id is 83 raw text is: GAMING LAW REVIEW
Volume 2, Number 1, 1998
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Book Review
Thomas R. Mirkovich and Allison A. Cowgill's
Casino Gaming in the United States
Reviewed by

M IRKOVICH & COWGILL, currently on the
staffs of the Universities of Nevada and
of Denver, respectively, brought well-honed
skills in professional librianship to the project
of creating Casino Gaming in the United States:
A Research Guide (Lanham, Md.: The Scarecrow
Press, Inc., 1997). The editors have provided
consumers with a substantial index of the print
matter in English based on its representative
subject content, uniqueness, and scholarship
(p. x), with the particular focus being, as the ti-
tle implies, on casinos. Moreover, earlier ma-
terials about other forms of gambling, such as
lotteries, are included if they are particularly
significant (p. x).
In addition, a good deal of support informa-
tion is bound between these covers: listings of
government agencies, associations, consultants
and experts, Indian gaming locations, industry
contacts and sources, as well as a short how
to play bibliography. In particular, the dis-
cussion of Gaming or Gambling? in the In-
troduction is lucid and well thought through.
The stated goal of Mirkovich & Cowgill is to
bring together a variety of useful information
in one source (p. x). It falls to the individual
attorney or court official to decide just how use-
ful Casino Gaming will be. The introductory
Jon Donlon is Director of the emerging Center for the
Study of Controverial Leisure in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
He is an expert in travel and tourism. He has focused his
research on gaming, sport hunting, and related contro-
versial issues.

matter, such as the superb Overview section,
could well be considered a God send by the
neophyte, yet be redundant for the experienced
professional. The largest single section (the
items) seems thorough and generally useful.
Although Casino Gaming may unquestionably
be recommended to anyone involved with the
issue of commercial gambling and gaming in
the United States, attorneys should view it only
as a convenient tool, rather than as part of their
central repertoire.
Casino Gaming in the United States is a well-
manufactured, fully cloth-covered release di-
vided into three parts. The front matter com-
prises the Preface and Introduction, the middle
is composed of five chapters, and the end mat-
ter includes three appendices, both subject and
author index, and a brief note about the au-
thors. The research guide is well organized and
rich in material.
Opening chapters describe the gaming in-
dustry and online research methods. Chapter
three, the main bibliography, is further use-
fully sub-divided into seven segments such as
Casino Industry, Indian Gaming, River-
boat Gaming, and so on. Closing chapters are
devoted to government agencies, Indian gam-
ing locations and associations and organiza-
tions, experts, and consultants.
The three appendices cover periodicals and
investment companies, how-to-gamble books,
and public gaming companies. The indices and
short biographic profiles conclude this handy


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