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The Gambling Establishment: Challenging the Power of the Modern Gambling Industry and its Allies

The Gambling Establishment: Challenging the Power of the Modern Gambling Industry and its Allies (Paperback)

By Orford, Jim

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There are now signs that, after decades of phenomenal growth, the era of unrestrained gambling liberalisation may be coming to an end. However, the power of The Gambling Establishment is formidable and it will certainly fight back. Drawing on research and policy examples from aro...und the world, the book provides a unified understanding of the dangerousness of modern commercialised gambling, how its expansion has been deliberately or inadvertently supported, and how the backlash is now occurring. The term Gambling Establishment is defined to include the industry which sells gambling, governments which support it, and a wider network of organisations and individuals who have subscribed to the `responsible gambling' Establishment discourse. Topics covered include: the psychology of how gambling is now being advertised and promoted and the way it is designed to deceive gamblers about their chances of winning; the increased exposure of young people to gambling and the alignment of gambling with sport; understanding the experience of gambling addiction; the various public health harms of gambling at individual, family, community and societal levels; and how evidence has been used to resist change. The book's final chapter offers the author's manifesto for policy change, designed with Britain particularly in mind but likely to have relevance elsewhere. With detailed examples given of the ways a number of countries are responding to these threats to their citizens' health, this book will be of global interest for academics, researchers, policymakers and service providers in the field of gambling or other addictions specifically, and public health and social policy generally.
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ISBN 9780367085704
Released NZ 18 Oct 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780367085704
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 18 Oct 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Orford, Jim
Category Social Issues
Mental Health Services
Addiction & Therapy
Number of Pages 194
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 338.47795
Weight 295g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Gambling industry, Gambling - Government policy, Gambling - Law and legislation
NBS Text Clinical Medicine: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education

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