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Regulating commercial gambling : past, present, and future

Author: David Miers
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford socio-legal studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Three-quarters of the British population gamble (mainly on the National Lottery), and they generate around 46 billion pounds a year. This volume sets recent developments in the regulation and deregulation of its three primary forms - betting, gaming, and lotteries - against an account of their social and legal history."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miers, David.
Regulating commercial gambling.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)649589125
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Miers
ISBN: 0198256728 9780198256724 0199276153 9780199276158
OCLC Number: 55600599
Description: x, 545 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Gaming in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries --
Gaming in the early nineteenth century : the Gaming Act 1845 --
Gaming in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries --
Gaming machines : the challenge of new technology --
The rise and fall of the state lottery : the state lotteries 1694-1826 --
The re-emergence of private and semi-private lotteries : 1823-1922 --
From the local to the national : the re-emergence of the public lottery --
Betting and bookmaking : social class and the racecourse bookmaker --
Street betting : enacting prohibition --
Street betting : prohibition and its consequences --
Going to the dogs : gambling, leisure, and the home office --
The social and economic regulation of commercial gambling : a model --
The regulation of commercial gaming --
The regulation of the national lottery --
The implementation of the national lottery : concerns and consequences --
Deregulation and structural change.
Series Title: Oxford socio-legal studies.
Responsibility: David Miers.
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This book is about the public regulation of commercial gambling in Great Britain. It examines recent changes and proposals for change to three primary forms - betting, gaming, and lotteries - against  Read more...

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