Just One More Hand: Life in the Casino Economy

Ellen Mutari and Deborah M. Figart. Just One More Hand: Life in the Casino Economy. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Just One More Hand tells a story that workers all over can relate to: an industry that promised a solid and stable livelihood is being transformed by competitive pressures, causing employees to lose their economic footing. What seemed like a good job one day becomes a bad job the next. Incorporating the real experiences of casino employees, the book demonstrates the difficulties for local communities that are building new casinos in the hopes of luring tourists. Local communities placing all their chips on casinos as an economic development strategy face increasingly long odds.