Last Bets: A True Story of Gambling, Morality and the Law by Michaela McGuire

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October 2014, no. 365
Last Bets

Last Bets: A True Story of Gambling, Morality and the Law

by Michaela McGuire

Melbourne University Press, $24.99 pb, 206 pp, 9780522862393

Last Bets: A True Story of Gambling, Morality and the Law by Michaela McGuire

Reviewed by
October 2014, no. 365

Last Bets examines the case of Anthony Dunning, a forty-year-old man who died four days after being pinned to the floor face-down by bouncers at Melbourne’s Crown casino in July 2011. The incident was reported to police not by Crown but by Dunning’s friends two days later, while the man lay in intensive care. A spokesperson for the police said that Crown was not required by law to have reported the incident, though ‘they probably had a moral obligation’ to do so.

Last Bets

Last Bets: A True Story of Gambling, Morality and the Law

by Michaela McGuire

Melbourne University Press, $24.99 pb, 206 pp, 9780522862393

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