THE NATURE OF GAMBLING by David D. Allen

THE NATURE OF GAMBLING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A serious, and scientifically ordered and argued, approach to speculation which determines ""what ought to be thought about gambling"" and supplies the evidence for the sporting chance. On the basis of historical and psychological and anthropological material, Allen determines the answers to three basic questions; is gambling natural (it is), is it harmful (it is), and can it be suppressed (it can- although many controls have failed to date). He formulates a public policy for the enactment and enforcement of suppression which will extend from the church bazaar to the race track, all of which is predicated not only on legislative measures but on public interest.... What makes the wheels go round, in a sober, social commentary and criticism -- but do you want to gamble on your market for this one?

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1952
Publisher: Coward-McCann