Gambling and the American Moral Landscape
We’re excited to be the folks tapped to talk about the morality of Indian gaming at “Gambling and the American Moral Landscape,” hosted by the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College on Oct. 25 & 26.
Specifically, we address moral policymaking and Indian gaming, arguing that Indian gaming is fundamentally different than legalized gambling and thus involves different considerations and imperatives for sound policymaking. The conference features presenters from Duke, Penn, Yale, Harvard (and, of course, the University of North Dakota!).
There will be panels on politics & policy (our panel), individual behavior and social impacts, theology and gambling, and gambling in American culture. Given the current controversy and media coverage of the same over Indian gaming as well as Gov. Patrick’s stance toward commercial casinos in Mass., the conference organizers are expecting significant press attention. (Of course, there's that World Series thingie, too....)
The Boisi Center website provides detailed information, including panels, speakers, links, and a gambling quiz, at http://www.bc.edu/gambling
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