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NCJ Number: 10821 Find in a Library
Title: GAMBLING AND ORGANIZED CRIME
Author(s): R KING
Date Published: 1969
Page Count: 248
Sponsoring Agency: Public Affairs Press
Washington, DC 20003
Publication Number: U
Sale Source: Public Affairs Press
419 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EXAMINATION OF ILLEGAL GAMBLING AND ITS INTERPLAY WITH ORGANIZED CRIME AND OFFICIAL CORRUPTION, WITH A REVIEW OF GAMBLING LAW ENFORCEMENT SINCE COLONIAL TIMES.
Abstract: ALL COMMON FORMS OF GAMBLING ARE COVERED, INCLUDING THOSE PROMOTED BY STATE GOVERNMENTS, AS IN THE CASE OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE AND NEW YORK LOTTERIES, AND THOSE LICENSED AS LEGAL PRIVATE ENTERPRISE, AS IN NEVADA. THE PERVASIVELY CORRUPTING INFLUENCE OF GAMBLING PROCEEDS AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC'S AMBIVALENCE TOWARD GAMBLING ARE DISCUSSED. THE AUTHOR RECOMMENDS MEASURES FOR THE CONTROL OF GAMBLING AND ITS CONNECTIONS WITH ORGANIZED CRIME. AMONG THESE ARE THE CREATION OF A FEDERAL BUREAU OF GAMING WITHIN THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND RELIANCE ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY OF CONGRESS TO REGULATE THE CURRENCY, SUPPLEMENTING ENFORCEMENT BASED ON INTERSTATE COMMERCE, AND TAXING POWERS. THE APPENDICES PROVIDE A COMPILATION OF STATEMENTS ON GAMBLING BY GOVERNMENTAL COMMISSIONS AND CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES, THE TEXT OF THE MODEL ANTI-GAMBLING ACT, GAMBLING CHARACTERISTICS OF PINBALL MACHINES, A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY, SUMMARIES OF LEADING COURT CASES, A LIST OF FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS, AND A GLOSSARY OF GAMBLING TERMS.
Index Term(s): Bookmaking; Corruption of public officials; Federal Code; Gambling; Gambling control; Illegal gaming/gambling; Legal gambling; Licensing; Lotteries; Numbers game; Off-track betting; Organized crime; Public gambling; Sports events betting; State laws
Note: HV 6715 .K5
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