The Political Economy of Casino Gambling in the United States Centennial Lecture Series Presentation

Dr. Robert Rycek
associate dean of the UNK College of Natural and Social Sciences, 308.865.8235
Centennial Lecture Series  

Thursday, February 16th,  
12:30-1:45 PM  
Room 310 Nebraskan Student Union  
hosted by the
College of Natural & Social Sciences  

Claude Louishomme

Assistant Professor of Political Science

The Political Economy of Casino Gambling in the United States

The legalization of riverboat gambling in Iowa in 1989 and the subsequent launching of that state’s first casino in 1991 was followed by Illinois (1991), Mississippi (1992), Louisiana (1993), Missouri (1994), Indiana (1995), and Michigan (1997). The legalization of riverboat casino gambling in these states and limited stakes casinos in South Dakota and Colorado represented a remarkable policy change in that each of these states had long-standing statutory or constitutional prohibitions against casino-styled gambling. Dr. Louishomme will analyze what caused these policy changes as well as the defeat of similar gambling measures in states such as Nebraska (2004).  

This is a brown-bag luncheon lecture series that will be presented monthly.  Cookies/brownies and beverage will be provided, and the lecture series is open to the entire campus community and the general public.   

sponsored by  
The College of Natural & Social Sciences
The College of Fine Arts & Humanities
Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society
Phi Kappa Phi
The presentation is free and open to the public.