The Global Gambling Industry


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The gambling industry’s corporate structure in a partially liberalised market.- State-owned gambling operation in global competitive environment.- The establishment and strategies of gambling providers in French-speaking Africa: the case of Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU).- Where does the gambling surplus come from? Outline of a theory of asymmetric market.- The framing of gambling and the commercial determinants of harm: Challenges for regulation in the UK.-Meta-analysis of self-regulation discourses in gambling through the sociological theory of social fields.- They say ‘easy’ money telling you to predict the games: An interview study with sports bettors in Lilongwe, Malawi.- Gambling is how nonpower feels: Ozark and the art of American neo-lberalis.- A wealthy marriage? The politics and economics of sports betting in Poland.- The role and influence of test houses in gambling regulation and markets.- Are EGM policy changes for consumer protection or generating greater tax revenue for the government in Northern Territory, Australia.- Ways industry pursues influence with policy-makers.- Which ends justify the means? Justifying national restrictions to the free movement of gambling services in the European Union.- Channelings gambling: The case of Norway.- Gambling in India: Industry, social issues, and future directions.- Aligning the dice between past trials and future goals: The complexities and idiosyncrasies involving current commercial gambling regulation in Brazil.

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Dr. Janne Nikkinen is Docent and University Researcher at the University of Helsinki. His research interest related to gambling spans a range of issues, from regulatory and policy affairs to the prevention of gambling harm.
Dr. Virve Marionneau is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Helsinki. Her research focuses on the political economy of gambling, gambling industry structures, regulations, and gambling harms.
Dr. Michael Egerer is a University Researcher at the University of Helsinki. He studies the concept of addiction, gambling and its regulation, and is an expert in qualitative research methods.

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