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: 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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David Donaldson is a journalist at The Mandarin, and has written for The Guardian, The Drum, Crikey, Overland, The Lifted Brow, and Kill Your Darlings. He holds a Master of International Relations and lives in Melbourne.David Donaldson is a journalist at The Mandarin, and has written for The Guardian, The Drum, Crikey, Overland, The Lifted Brow, and Kill Your Darlings. He holds a Master of International Relations and lives in Melbourne
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