Commercial gambling is a recent historical phenomenon. It has developed into a profitable industry that supplies a range of recreational activities to its customers, and is a significant way of collecting money from players to distribute to companies, state budgets, and other beneficiaries. Many of these are civil society organizations, using the money for producing services in sports, culture, social work, and health care. However, gambling can also develop into pathological behaviour.
Using a public interest framework, this book discusses the policies that will best serve the public good and minimize individual and collective harms. After describing the historical context of the gambling and the current global burden of the activity, available methods of regulating the industry are evaluated using the available scientific evidence. By analysing the effectiveness of gambling policies and their alignment with the public interest, the epidemiological obstacles to successful regulation are considered in detail. There is good evidence for the effectiveness of restrictions on availability and access, but preventing gambling-related harm is not possible without limiting the overall volume of the activity, and hence the profits for the gambling industry and governments.
Il libro si concentra sul tema del gioco patologico e sull'applicazione di politiche concrete in materia di Gioco Responsabile. Con prefazione della Senatrice Emilia Grazia De Biasi, Presidente della 12° Commissione Igiene e Sanità del Senato. Baretta.
Autore: Riccardo Zerbetto. Edizioni Gn Media (2018)
This book brings together an international selection of academics with expertise in problem gambling issues in women, with chapters reflecting ongoing work with female gamblers across the world in both group and individual settings. In choosing such a specific patient group, the authors aim to raise the profile of gambling disorders in women and also provide fellow professionals across the world with a shared understanding of evidence based treatment and recovery in problem gambling literature and research.
Gambling Disorders in Women: An International Female Perspective on Treatment and Research will provide professionals working in addictions and policy-making with much-needed knowledge about a seriously under-represented area, and about which many professionals feel they would like to know more. The book will also highlight different international approaches to the provision of treatment for women in each country as well as the epidemiology of the illness.
Malgorzata Anna Carran, City Law School, City, University of London, UK
Since the UK Gambling Act of 2005 was introduced, gambling has stopped being seen, politically and legally as an inherent vice and is now viewed as a legitimate form of entertainment.
Gambling Regulation and Vulnerability explores the laws around gambling that aim to protect society and individuals, examining the differences between regulatory rhetoric and the impact of legislative and regulatory measures. Malgorzata Carran finds that although the Gambling Act introduced many positive changes to gambling regulation, it has created an environment in which protection of vulnerable individuals becomes difficult. Carran challenges the existing legislative premise that regulation alone is able to balance the effect of liberalisation for those who are vulnerable.
Glücksspiele und Sportwetten stellen Juristen, Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftler, aber auch Sucht- und Sicherheitsexperten vor neue Herausforderungen. Kein europäischer Staat kann sich der sensiblen Abwägung zwischen Markteinschränkungen und verantwortungsvoller kohärenter Glücksspielpolitik entziehen. In drei Jahrzehnten hat der EuGH (zuletzt am 11.6.2015 in der Rs C-98/14 – Berlington) seine Rechtsprechung gefestigt, welche den Staaten ordnungspolitische Regulative erlaubt, aber Gesamtkohärenz und tatsächliche Verfolgung öffentlicher Interessen wie Suchtprävention und Geldwäschebekämpfung einmahnt. Der VfGH hat zuletzt im April 2015 das Automatenverbot in Wien und Beschlagnahmemaßnahmen als rechtens qualifiziert.