This book provides a comprehensive and thought-provoking collection of articles by internationally recognised experts in the study of gambling -- doctors and lawyers, journalists and academics. It presents a diverse range of perspectives on the issue of gambling: from legal, political, and economic, to social, psychological, and ethical. Although many of the essays are strongly argued, the collection as a whole offers a balanced range of viewpoints and arguments, allowing readers to decide for themselves what role gambling should play in our society. The stimulating, jargon-free articles in this entertaining and informative volume will help clarify one of the most important debates of our time.Reith, Gerda is the author of 'Gambling Who Wins? Who Loses?' with ISBN 9781591020738 and ISBN 1591020735.