An Unsafe Bet?: The Dangerous Rise of Gambling and the Debate We Should Be Having
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An Unsafe Bet?: The Dangerous Rise of Gambling and the Debate We Should Be Having

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ISBN-13:
9780470661192
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.12.2010
Seiten:
282
Autor:
Jim Orford
Gewicht:
544 g
Format:
229x152x23 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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 the Subject. 7. Public Attitudes Towards Gambling Are Negative. 8. The Costs and Benefits of Gambling for Society: A Hotly Contested Subject. Section IV: Gambling Expansion is Not Being Challenged. 9. Governments Are Complicit in Supporting the Interests of the Gambling Industry. 10. Trapped: The Disempowering Effects of Failure to Challenge the Growth of Gambling. 11. Conclusions and Recommendations: The DebateWe Should be Having. Sources. References. Index.
Accessibly written and based on the latest research, this book tackles a key issue in contemporary society. Pulling no punches, addiction authority Jim Orford presents evidence that gambling represents a serious danger to public health due to its potential addictiveness.