Online Gambling and Crime: Causes, Controls and by James Banks

By James Banks

supplying the 1st empirically pushed evaluation of the advance, marketisation, legislation and use of on-line playing businesses and their items, this booklet explores the connection among on-line playing and crime. It attracts upon quantitative and qualitative information, together with textual and visible analyses of e-gambling ads and the files of player-protection and criteria companies, including a digital ethnography of on-line playing subcultures, to envision the ways that playing and crime were approached in perform by means of players, regulatory organizations and on-line playing businesses. development upon modern criminological thought, it develops an knowing of on-line playing as an area within which dangers and rewards are rigorously built and during which avid gamers navigate, utilising their very own supplier to interact with the very genuine hazard of victimisation. With cognizance to the way during which on-line playing could be a resource of illegal activity, not just at the a part of avid gamers, but in addition legal marketers and legit playing companies, on-line playing and Crime discusses advancements in legal legislation and regulatory frameworks, comparing prior and current coverage on on-line playing. A wealthy exam of the superiority, prevalence and adventure of a number of legal actions associated with playing on the net, this ebook will attract students and coverage makers within the fields of sociology and criminology, legislation, the examine of tradition and way of life, hazard, well-being experiences and social policy.

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