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Regulating Commercial Gambling: Past, Present, and Future

David Miers

Abstract

Three-quarters of the British population gamble (mainly on the National Lottery), and they generate about 46 billion pounds a year. This book examines recent developments in the regulation and deregulation of the three primary forms of gambling — betting, gaming, and lotteries — against an account of its social and legal history. Based upon Home Office files and contemporary account, the book begins by evaluating how the law was used to control and suppress popular gambling. It shows how prohibition gave way to the recognition that regulation offered a more effective method of controlling a so ... More

Keywords: gambling, regulatory regimes, Gambling Bill, National Lottery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199276158
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276158.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Miers, author
Professor of Law, Cardiff University

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