The Global Gambling Industry: Structures, Tactics, and Networks of Impact

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Janne Nikkinen, Virve Marionneau, Michael Egerer
Springer Nature, Mar 21, 2022 - Business & Economics - 286 pages

The collection of case studies maps the corporate and financial structures of global gambling companies, the tactics that these companies employ to secure profits, the impact they exert on other industry sectors, as well as perspectives on regulation. The articles in the book cover different geographical areas, gambling formats and perspectives into how the global gambling industry has emerged, expanded, and how it is maintained and regulated, in order to form a picture of the global political economy of gambling. The chapters are written by leading scholars on gambling law, social sciences and economy.Chapters [Chapter-No 3.] and [Chapter-No 6] are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via


1 Introduction
Part I Structures of the Global Gambling Industry
2 The Gambling industrys Corporate Structure in a Partially Liberalised Market
3 StateOwned Gambling Operation in a Global Competitive Environment
The Case of Pari Mutuel Urbain PMU
5 Where Does the Gambling Surplus Come from? Outline of a Theory of an Asymmetric Market
Part II Framings and Tactics
Challenges for Regulation in the UK
Part III Related Industries and Interests
10 A Wealthy Marriage? The Politics and Economy of Sports Betting in Poland
11 The Role and Influence of Test Houses in Gambling Regulation and Markets
12 Are EGM Policy Changes for Consumer Protection or Generating Greater Tax Revenue for the Government in the Northern Territory Australia?
13 Ways Industry Pursues Influence with Policymakers
Part IV Regulatory Issues in a Global Market
14 Which Ends Justify the Means? Justifying National Restrictions to the Free Movement of Gambling Services in the European Union
The Case of Norway

7 MetaAnalysis of SelfRegulation Discourses in Gambling Through the Sociological Theory of Social Fields
An Interview Study with Sports Bettors in Lilongwe Malawi
Ozark and the Art of American Neoliberalism
Industry Social Issues and Future Directions
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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