David Clary: Gangsters to Governors
The Coronado Library, in partnership with Bay Books, will host author David Clary to discuss his new book, Gangsters to Governors: The New Bosses of Gambling in America. Generations ago, gambling in America was an illicit activity, dominated by gangsters like Benny Binion and Bugsy Siegel. Today, 48 out of 50 states permit some form of legal gambling, and America’s governors sit at the head of the gaming table. But have states become addicted to the revenue gambling can bring? And does the potential of increased revenue lead them to place risky bets on new casinos, lotteries, and online games?