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.... for money at an online casino while 1.9 percent had regularly played for money on online poker sites (see Table 10.2). ... gambling was a way to make money, occupied them when they had nothing else to do, and allowed them to socialize.

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


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