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Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places

Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones


This is a pioneering look at the female face of corporate gaming. The book describes a world whose enormous profitability is dependent on the labor of women assigned stereotypically female occupations. But behind the neon lies another world, peopled by thousands of remarkable women who assert their humanity in the face of gaming empires' relentless quest for profits. The casino women profiled here generally fall into two groups. Geoconda Arguello Kline, typical of the first, arrived in the United States in the 1980s fleeing the war in Nicaragua. Finding work as a Las Vegas hotel maid, she over ... More

Keywords: corporate gaming, female labor, casinos, Culinary Union, Las Vegas, activism, status quo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780801450143
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801450143.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Chandler, author
Associate Professor of Social Work, the University of Nevada, Reno

Jill B. Jones, author

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