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The changing face of gambling:the Gambling Act (2005) and working class gambling cultures

Downs, Carolyn (2008) The changing face of gambling:the Gambling Act (2005) and working class gambling cultures. In: Relocating the leisure society. Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne, pp. 97-121. ISBN 9781905369126

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Abstract

Research consistently indicates that people with higher levels of qualifications are less likely to gamble and that the manual social classes, IIIM, IV and V (or C2, D and E), are those most likely to gamble regularly, and especially on bingo, slot machines, off-course betting and the football pools (Sproston, Erens and Orford, 2000: p. 22). This paper considers the social factors that underlie these facts and explores the potential of the provisions within the UK Gambling Act (2005) to cause an increase in levels of problem gambling amongst the working classes

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gambling ; Working Classes ; Leisure ; Gambing Act 2005 ; Social Impact
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Learning & Leadership
ID Code: 60208
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 22 Nov 2012 13:54
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2012 13:54
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/60208

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