Football and gambling

Abstract

Book chapter in Routledge Handbook of Football Studies.

This chapter explores five key areas relating to the complex interralationship between football and gambling, using the United Kingdom as a case study, but wth more global material where appropriate. The areas considered are first, the changing terrain of UK football betting from the 1880s to the present; second, the global dimensions of betting; third, the marketing of football gambling in the UK; fourth, betting's popular appeal, and finally the societal, religious and football organisation concerns about betting and the fixing of football game results.

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