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From the Publisher“Gambling pervades society – from online gamblers, casino regulars and betting office punters to those buying lottery tickets and scratch cards. This book explores the extent of gambling and opens a debate on the crucially important topic of its effects on society. The author is an internationally respected leader in his field – I can think of nobody better qualified to produce a work which will no doubt have a profound influence in policy terms and at the same time be a ‘good read’.”
—Professor Roy Light, Director of Research, Bristol Law School, UK
"There is growing interest in this topic internationally, coinciding with continued expansion of gambling and increased awareness of individual and societal harms associated with some gambling forms. Jim Orford has a solid understanding of the UK situation and its international context, and writes in a clear, interesting manner. His singular, coherent presentation will help inform public and political debate regarding gambling policy."
—Professor Max Abbott, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology