Historicising sports gambling

Huggins, Mike ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2789-4756 (2023) Historicising sports gambling. In: McGee, D. and Bunn, C., (eds.) Gambling and sports in a global age. Research in the sociology of sport, 18 . Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK, pp. 11-24. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/S1476-285420230000018002


Sports gambling has a very long history, evolving with and influencing cultures, classes, genders and races from antiquity until the present. Attempts to ban it have failed, with its problems regularly emerging in new forms. Given the still limited historiography, this chapter adopts a broad-brush, qualitative, socio-historical approach. It focuses on five themes: the change over time in the various sports betting systems, such as lotteries; the changing nature of social networks in terms of sports gambling; anti-gambling attitudes and their importance in shaping legislative attempts to control or suppress it; the changing regulation of sports betting; and the way identities such as class, age and gender impacted on sports gambling.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Emerald Publishing
ISBN: 9781801173056
Departments: Institute of Arts > Humanities
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2023 15:55
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 15:46
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/7363
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