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Crime Problems Related to Gambling: an Overview

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Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses the relationship between crime and gambling. It gives an overview of the different ways in which crime may be related to gambling. The chapter examines the way in which gambling is offered illegally. It explores the penetration of criminals into the legal betting and gaming sector. The chapter discusses in detail how criminals can make improper use of legal gambling channels. It also focuses on crime committed by gamblers and gambling addicts. With the emergence of modern nation states, from the late 19th century on, governmental authorities in Europe and North America began imposing more and more restrictions on gambling. Instead of providing gambling services illegally, criminals can also try to penetrate the legitimate betting and gaming sector.

Keywords: crime; gambling; gaming sector; legal betting



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