Wilson M, 2003, "Chips, bits, and the law: an economic geography of Internet gambling" Environment and Planning A 35(7) 1245 – 1260
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Chips, bits, and the law: an economic geography of Internet gambling
Received 8 April 2002; in revised form 9 October 2002
Abstract. Online gambling offers valuable insights into the relationship between real and virtual places. Gambling in most countries is highly regulated, with its geography reflecting the licensing of gambling to specific activities and locations. The ability to use the Internet challenges the legal foundation for gambling by offering access in an efficient and private way from distant locations. The heaviest concentration of gambling websites is found in North America and the Caribbean, with the leading locations for gambling-domain-name registrations being the United States, Canada, Antigua and Barbuda, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, and St Kitts and Nevis. In this paper I explore the location and operation of Internet-gambling websites, with emphasis on the legal and economic geography of this activity.
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