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Published: 03 September 2012

240 Pages

6.0 x 9.0 inches

ISBN: 9780195445282

Bookseller Code (06)

Problem Gambling in Canada

Lorne Tepperman and Kristy Wanner

Issues In Canada Series

  • New approach. Rather than pathologizing gambling as an isolated problem, the authors focus on social influences and costs of gambling behaviour for individuals and society.
  • Recent trends. The book considers current "crazes" in gambling, such as Internet and sports betting, particularly among young people.
  • Accessibly written. Intended as a short introduction, the content offers valuable insight to readers outside the field.
  • Large-scale perspective. Looking at societal pressures (e.g., media, corporate interests), the authors take a systemic approach to the influences behind gambling addictions.
  • Historical overview. A chapter on the history of gambling among rich and poor provides a survey of this long-standing problem both in Canada and internationally.
  • Objectively framed. How and how much to regulate gambling is a contentious issue, considered here alongside the economic interests at stake.
  • Additional resources. A further reading section, itemized by chapter, provides valuable resources for continued research, support, and treatment.

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