Gambling Legislation Research Paper by kfratto58

Gambling Legislation
Examines how lobbyists, grassroots organizations, the general public and legislators work to get gambling legislation either passed or defeated.
# 27038 | 5,687 words | 33 sources | MLA | 2003 | US

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This paper focuses on processes of passing or defeating gambling legislation in the United States. The paper begins with a literature review focusing on general lobbying. The paper then discusses, through interviews and participant observation, the way in which different actors in the legislative process work for or against their cause. The paper focuses on legislative procedures in Massachusetts, particularly on House Bill 2792, which would legalize Class III gaming as well as an Indian Casino in the state. The paper compares Massachusetts to other states in America.

From the Paper:

"When he represented a tribe in a state that did not allow casinos, he had to lobby the state representative and the governor to allow casinos. They would pass a referendum in the community where the casino would be located to show the state that they were in support of casinos. He would then need to lobby the members of the state legislature to show them that a casino would be beneficial to the state, and it is supported in the community. His firm would have the Indian tribes contribute money to both democratic and republican campaigns, to ensure access to the legislatures no matter who was elected into office."

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