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Published: 27 September 2019

384 Pages


ISBN: 9780198845225

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Winner of the Hart-SLSA Book Prize

Bingo Capitalism

The Law and Political Economy of Everyday Gambling

Kate Bedford

  • An engaging new perspective on gambling law, regulation, and policy by using bingo to critically explore the relationship between gambling and political economy
  • Offers a new account of gender and gambling, by showing how gender shapes, and is shaped by, diverse state rules on gambling
  • Traces the legal and political history of bingo to show how the game has historically been central to the development of UK law and policy
  • Uses official parliamentary debate records, case law, and interviews with players and bingo workers

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