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Autor: Jim Orford
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An Unsafe Bet?

The Dangerous Rise of Gambling and the Debate We Should Be Having
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An Unsafe Bet? The Dangerous Riseof Gambling and the DebateWe Should BeHaving reveals how gambling represents a danger topublic health due to its inherent addiction potential, which isbeing intentionally downplayed by the gambling industry andgovernments.* Lays bare the extent of gambling and its effects onsociety
* Exposes the dilemma for policy makers, who are charged withprotecting public health but also increasingly dependent onrevenues earned from gambling
* Written by Jim Orford, an internationally respected authorityon the topic
* International examples broaden the argument and reveal theglobal stakes involved
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Preface.

Section I: Gambling is Growing.

1. The Extraordinary International Growth of Gambling.

2. The Rise of Gambling in Britain.

Section II: Gambling is Dangerous.

3. Gambling Addiction.

4. Modern Addiction Theory Applied to Gambling.

5. Does the Fault Lie in the Person or in the Product?

Section III: Gambling is Controversial.

6. Discourses of Gambling: ElevenWays of Talking About theSubject.

7. Public Attitudes Towards Gambling Are Negative.

8. The Costs and Benefits of Gambling for Society: A HotlyContested Subject.

Section IV: Gambling Expansion is Not BeingChallenged.

9. Governments Are Complicit in Supporting the Interests of theGambling Industry.

10. Trapped: The Disempowering Effects of Failure to Challengethe Growth of Gambling.

11. Conclusions and Recommendations: The DebateWe Should beHaving.

Sources.

References.

Index.

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Autor: Jim Orford
ISBN-13 :: 9780470973066
ISBN: 0470973064
Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
Seiten: 296
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 2, 2. Auflage
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