By Jim Orford
An dangerous wager? the harmful upward thrust of playing and the talk we should always Be Having unearths how playing represents a chance to public well-being as a result of its inherent habit strength, that is being deliberately downplayed by means of the playing and governments. Lays naked the level of playing and its results on societyExposes the predicament for coverage makers, who're charged with maintaining public future health but in addition more and more depending on sales earned from gamblingWritten by way of Jim Orford, an the world over revered authority at the topicInternational examples increase the argument and show the worldwide stakes concerned
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64 In practice, because virtual remote gambling is a global industry, whether operators will choose to site themselves in Britain or elsewhere, and whether players will choose to use British-based sites or others, is difficult to predict. 66 The latest information available to me when writing this book was for 2007–8, showing that most virtual internet gambling sites available P1: OTA/XYZ P2: ABC c02 BLBK317/Orford 34 September 17, 2010 12:49 Printer Name: Yet to Come An Unsafe Bet? 67 Where the internet site is based is probably of less interest to players themselves.
Pubs were also a popular venue for private betting: a fifth of all private bettors bet in pubs. Private betting, in terms of venue, is otherwise a form of gambling unlike any other, with the most popular locations being the person’s own home, someone else’s home or via the person’s place of work. Of its kind the British Gambling Prevalence Survey was undoubtedly a particularly good one. There is, however, always a question about whether people answer such surveys honestly and accurately. But the survey was completely anonymous, questions were carefully worded and piloted, and there is no particular reason to think that most of the results are inaccurate.
They will add to the 140 operating at the April 2006 cut-off date, after which new licences could not be granted under the 1968 Act, plus some others awaiting the outcome of applications. 48 As one legal expert has suggested, ‘As a result of these measures, there will be significantly amplified opportunity for casino gambling in Britain. . 49 Betting exchanges: a revolution in betting Probably just as significant as new-style gambling machines and larger casinos, and an indication of the way the internet has been used to increase access to gambling, is another new development – the so-called ‘betting exchanges’.
An Unsafe Bet?: The Dangerous Rise of Gambling and the Debate We Should Be Having by Jim Orford