One Last Spin One Last Spin

The Power and Peril of the Pokies the Power and Peril of the Pokies

Auteur: Drew Rooke
Uitgever: Scribe Us
  • Engels
  • 9781947534483
  • februari 2019
  • 336 pagina's
Alle productspecificaties

Samenvatting

A poignant and compassionate work of literary journalism that tackles Australia’s most controversial pastime.

Almost 200,000 poker machines sing and flash in pubs, clubs, and casinos in every corner of the country. They’re highly complex devices, their components designed by mathematicians, musicians, animators, and ergonomic experts. They’re also widely considered the most harmful form of gambling, the cause of the majority of gambling addictions. So how did Australia evolve into a pokie nation?

With startlingly candid interviews from gambling addicts, politicians, manufacturers, neuroscientists, counsellors, anti-gambling campaigners, and gambling advocates, One Last Spin explores how the machines work to hook people in, and the vicious fight being waged to evict them from the country’s social life. It is a confronting tale about the human cost of addiction, of governments pandering to corporate interests, and of the insidious power of the industry’s PR spin.

Productspecificaties

Inhoud

Taal
Engels
Verschijningsdatum
februari 2019
Aantal pagina's
336 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

Betrokkenen

Auteur
Drew Rooke
Uitgever
Scribe Us

EAN

EAN
9781947534483

Overige kenmerken

Bindwijze
Paperback
Extra groot lettertype
Nee
Subtitel
The Power and Peril of the Pokies the Power and Peril of the Pokies

Je vindt dit artikel in

Categorieën
Taal
Engels
Onderwerp
Psychologie, Verslaving, Business & Management, Spellen & Puzzels
Uitvoering
Boek
Studieboek of algemeen
Algemene boeken
Nog geen reviews
16, 99
8 - 9 dagen Tooltip
Verkoop door bol.com
  • Gratis verzending vanaf 20 euro
  • 30 dagen bedenktijd en gratis retourneren
  • Dag en nacht klantenservice
Andere verkopers (1)

Vragen en antwoorden (0)