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Gambling, the State and Society in Thailand, C. 1800-1945

Gambling, the State and Society in Thailand, C. 1800-1945( )
Author: Warren, James A.
Series title:Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia Ser.
ISBN:978-0-415-53634-9
Publication Date:Apr 2013
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $175.00
Book Description:

During the nineteenth century there was a huge increase in the level and types of gambling in Thailand. Taxes on gambling became a major source of state revenue, with the government establishing state-run lotteries and casinos in the first half of the twentieth century. Nevertheless, over the same period, a strong anti-gambling discourse emerged within the Thai elite, which sought to regulate gambling through a series of increasingly restrictive and punitive laws. By the...
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Book Details
Pages:264
Detailed Subjects: Games & Activities / Gambling / General
Social Science / Sociology / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.357 x 9.243 x 0.78 Inches
Book Weight:1.3 Pounds



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