Regulating Commercial Gambling: Past, Present, and Future (Oxford Socio-Legal Studies) (Hardcover)

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This volume sets recent developments in the regulation and deregulation of gambling into three primary forms-- betting, gaming, and lotteries--against an account of their social and legal history. Based upon Home Office files and contemporary accounts, this book evaluates how the law was used to control and suppress popular gambling and then how and why prohibition gave way to the recognition that regulation offered a more effective method of control. The book concludes with an evaluation of the Gambling Bill, a draft of which was published in 2003 aiming to give effect to the Government's proposals.

About the Author


David Miers is Professor of Law at Cardiff University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780198256724
ISBN-10: 0198256728
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication Date: September 16th, 2004
Pages: 558
Language: English
Series: Oxford Socio-Legal Studies