Death in a casino: negligence, assault, manslaughter? Or business as usual? A searching account of a case at Melbourne’s Crown tries to clarify the distinction between ‘what is legal’ and ‘what is moral’. Although it may be impossible to specify, this distinction creates room for gambling industries to thrive—in an ambiguous space that is neither quite above nor altogether within the law.
Fiona Nicoll reviews Michaela McGuire’s compelling book Last Bets: A True Story of Gambling, Morality and the Law in the Australian Review of Public Affairs (83).
Title: Last Bets: A True Story of Gambling, Morality and the Law
Publisher: University of Melbourne Press
Date Published: 2014
Author: Michaela McGuire
Image: book cover