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Where Gambling Has Taken Me
by Joan I. Campbell

A retired 76-year old college professor, author, mother, grandmother, wife and gambler writes about the “Positive Side” of the gaming industry which includes how casinos and their employees contribute to their communities as well as employment in the industry. It provides a list of the many jobs within the casino environment as well as interviews with casino personnel and where their jobs have taken them.

This book was not written to advocate gambling but to share an in-sight into this lucrative and popular form of entertainment.

This hidden sport has enticed millions in the fastest growing entertainment and employment industry in the world. Personal adventures and casinos visited in Canada, Australia, the Bahamas, the United States, and London, UK are shared.

Casino Antics and recommended Table Etiquette, as well as the Wins and Losses are also included.

The “Down Side” covers stories from addicted gamblers.


“Money has never made man happy, nor will it; there

is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The

more of it one has, the more one wants.”


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Joan Campbell (Surtees) was born in Kirkland Lake, ON in 1938. She graduated from K.L.C.V.I. and then moved to Hamilton, ON where she worked for Procter & Gamble for 7-1/2 years. She then moved to Ottawa and worked with the Federal Government in the Dept. of External Affairs. In 1964 she returned to Hamilton where she married husband Len (47 years). She worked for IBM before beginning a teaching career in the secondary system with the Hamilton Board of Education (8 yrs.), and taught Office Administration in the Business Department, Mohawk College A. A. & T. for 25 years. After retiring in 1998 from a 33-year teaching career, Joan now writes for Pearson Education Canada, Higher Education Division. She completed the 8th ed. of the Pitman Office Handbook (P.O.H.) which was released in May, 2013. This 600-pg. office handbook is used in Business Programs in Community Colleges, Business Schools, Business and Government. Joan’s education was with McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario College of Teachers, Toronto, and Confederation College, Thunder Bay. She decided to write books on gambling based on the interesting people she met, the casinos visited in Canada, the U.S. and other countries, and encouragement from family and friends.


Joan I. Campbell
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