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

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

Author(s): Jim Orford

Published Online: 14 APR 2011 01:37AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470661192

Online ISBN: 9780470972977

DOI: 10.1002/9780470972977

About this Book

An Unsafe Bet? TheDangerousRise ofGambling and theDebateWeShouldBeHaving reveals how gambling represents a danger to public health due to its inherent addiction potential, which is being intentionally downplayed by the gambling industry and governments. 

  • Lays bare the extent of gambling and its effects on society
  • Exposes the dilemma for policy makers, who are charged with protecting public health but also increasingly dependent on revenues earned from gambling
  • Written by Jim Orford, an internationally respected authority on the topic
  • International examples broaden the argument and reveal the global stakes involved

Table of contents

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  1. Section I: Gambling is Growing

  2. Section II: Gambling is Dangerous

  3. Section III: Gambling is Controversial

  4. Section IV: Gambling Expansion is not being Challenged

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