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Setting Limits: Gambling, Science and Public Policy

Pekka Sulkunen, Thomas F. Babor, Jenny Cisneros Ornberg, Michael Egerer, Matilda Hellman, Charles Livingstone, Virve Marionneau, Janne Nikkinen, Jim Orford, Robin Room, and Ingeborg Rossow


Commercial gambling has developed in the past few decades into a complex enterprise that is at once a recreational activity, a global profit-making industry, and a potentially harmful behavior. New technologies, large for-profit corporations, and extended legalization, have changed the contexts and traditional roles of gambling. Using a public interest framework, this book discusses gambling policies that will best serve the public good. The book critically evaluates the scientific research on regulations designed to prevent or reduce the individual and collective harm from the activity. Effic ... More

Keywords: gambling, pathological gambling, problem gambling, gambling regulations, electronic gambling machines, lotteries, casinos, internet gambling

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198817321
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198817321.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pekka Sulkunen, author
Director, Finnish Centre for Research on Addiction, Control, and Governance (CEAGG), University of Helsinki, Finland

Thomas F. Babor, author
Chairman, Department of Community Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA

Jenny Cisneros Ornberg, author
Director, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs, Stockholm University, Sweden