Crime, Addiction and the Regulation of Gambling by Toine Spapens, Alan Littler, Cyrille Fijnaut

By Toine Spapens, Alan Littler, Cyrille Fijnaut

This can be the 3rd publication to be produced by way of contributors of the playing learn staff - linked to Tilburg University's college of legislation touching on concerns heavily hooked up with the controversy at the playing rules that the ecu Union and its Member States are pursuing. the 1st e-book - Alan Littler and Cyrille Fijnaut (eds), "The law of playing: ecu and nationwide views" (Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2007) - ordinarily considers the felony points of playing legislation, at either eu Union and Member nation point. the second one publication - Tom Coryn, Cyrille Fijnaut and Alan Littler (eds), "Economic points of playing rules: ecu and US views" (Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008) - seems to be at learn carried out within the usa and the eu Union into the prices and advantages occupied with the rules of gambling.The contributions to this 3rd publication flip the highlight on social difficulties: crime and habit, either one of which play an important half within the institutional debate within the ecu Union touching on even if playing could be taken care of as a provider that - like different providers - might be topic to the legislation universally appropriate to the interior marketplace. This quantity is basically dedicated to the examine that has been performed in numerous Member States into the issues of gambling-related crime and habit. It additionally examines advancements at european point: what coverage is the eu fee at present pursuing and what stance does the eu courtroom of Justice take nowadays. Crime and habit difficulties that may come up within the context of on-line playing and at attainable methods of maintaining them lower than regulate also are tested.

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25 Crime, Addiction and the Regulation of Gambling advantage for the punters is that they can place higher bets. No betting tax on winnings is deducted either. Lastly, illegal operators allow late bets to be placed, which gives punters the opportunity to anticipate any changes that occur at a late stage, but that can affect the winning odds. 27 Little is known about the extent of illegal betting on sports events in Europe. 30 In the Netherlands there is also evidence of illegal betting on horse racing,31 with between five and eight bookmakers reportedly active in this area in 2001.

Trucy (2002), p. 164. 59 F. Trucy (2006), p. 109. 6. Online Gambling Online gambling is a relatively new way of giving people access to games of chance. The World Wide Web boasts a multitude of sites offering gambling in various forms, such as virtual slot machines or poker. Gambling online really seems to have taken off in the past few years. The number of gambling sites rose from 130 to almost 2,000 between 1999 and 2005. 61 More than half was profit. 5% of Dutch people connected to the Internet had gambled online for money.

144 (our translation). When these travellers became too conspicuous, well-dressed and well-groomed characters started popping up. 12 E. Villiod (1905), pp. 145–153. 13 Ibidem. 14 See: also, for example, U. Sieber and M. Bögel (1993). 15 F. Bovenkerk, Misdaadprofielen (Amsterdam, Meulenhoff. 2001), p. 99. 16 Ibidem. 17 Moreover, it is usually difficult to draw the line between normal social activities of regular customers and organised gambling. 18 Also in Chinese circles, mahjong is a popular game that is also played for money.

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