2014 archive

Global gambling and the linguistic distribution of the word “bet”

One of the first things that I did when I started to study gambling 13 years ago was to read a lot of ethnography to get a grip on in which societies gambling was practiced and how people gambled in various parts of the world. On the basis of a large number of historical, anthropological …

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Gambling conference in Switzerland

The 3rd international multidisciplinary symposium on excessive gambling – with a focus on prevention and harm reduction – was held in Neuchatel, Switzerland, on January 15-17, 2014. The conference had about 340 participants and was organized by the University of Neuchatel. The conference addressed the following issues: “What is the latest knowledge from the clinical, …

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