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Pathological gambling : a critical review / Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of Pathological Gambling [and] Committee on Law and Justice, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-06571-2 (hardcover)

1. Compulsive gambling—United States. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of Pathological Gambling. II. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Law and Justice.

RC569.5.G35 P38 1999

616.85′841—dc21 99-06598

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