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1997-06-19

Gambling

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Over the last five years, gambling has quietly become one of the nation’s favorite forms of entertainment, generating more revenue than movies, spectator sports, theme parks, cruise ships, and recording music combined. Last year, Americans sank more than $550 billion in legal wagers into casinos, racetracks, lotteries, and other gambling operations.

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