Routledge International Handbook of Internet Gambling

Routledge International Handbook of Internet Gambling

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Internet gambling is a rapidly growing phenomenon, which has profound social, psychological, economic, political, and policy implications. Until recently, Internet gambling has been understudied by the research community, but now a growing body of literature is emerging, on all aspects of Internet gambling and its attendant implications. As jurisdictions around the world grapple to understand the best way to respond to Internet gambling from a commercial, regulatory, and social perspective, scholarly studies of Internet gambling are becoming an ever more crucial resource. The Handbook of Internet Gambling consolidates this emerging body of literature into a single reference volume. Its twenty chapters comprise groundbreaking contributions from the world's leading authorities in the commercial, clinical, political and social aspects of Internet gambling. It is sure to be a foundational resource for academics, students, regulators, politicians, policy makers, commercial providers, and health care professionals who have an interest in understanding the history, dynamics, and impacts of Internet gambling in a global context.The first Internet bingo site (QuadCard; started offering cash prizes in 1998. ... More recent additions to online gambling have been a#39;betting exchangesa#39; and a#39;skill game sitesa#39;. ... and William Hill adding financial indices betting (i.e., betting on the direction of the stock market, currencies, commodity prices, etc.)anbsp;...

Title:Routledge International Handbook of Internet Gambling
Author:Robert J. Williams, Robert T. Wood, Jonathan Parke
Publisher:Routledge - 2012


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