They say that history is written by the victors. It is mostly true. However, one other thing to consider is that history is written through multiple prisms. Every historian or chronicler sees different facets or has a different understanding of things.
These new points of view allow us to learn more things about events throughout history.
Let’s check out several resources that you can use to study the history of gambling, especially in the United States.
The History of Gambling
The first resource that we will be taking a look at is called The History of Gambling by Heather Vacek. It is an article that was written for the Center for Christian Ethics at Baylor University.
The article is one that not only looks at gambling but also at the core of people. It explores why people gamble in the first place and what has made gambling exploded in popularity over the years in the United States.
This may seem like it only takes an ethical approach. However, Vacek takes into account other facets of human life such as the economy, legality, politics, and more.
US Gambling History and Expansion
Next up, we have an article on US Gambling History and Expansion by the California Council on Problem Gambling.
This specific council is all about the education of people to the dangers of gambling. They are aware of – and make people aware – that gambling can lead to significant problems in a person’s life.
On their website, they outline the negative effects of gambling on the self, on the people’s families, and more importantly the youth.
This specific article looks at how gambling was formed in America. It looks at and stresses the structures that were in place, or were formed, to regulate the gaming industry.