Journal of Gambling Studies

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 297–311 | Cite as

Gambling: The shaping of an opinion

  • Gabrielle A. Brenner
  • Reuven Brenner


Examining historical and contemporary writings, the authors show that many of the negative arguments about gambling spring from selfish interests in the business and political sectors. The stigma associated with gambling turns out to be a method of preventing competition from gambling, and leads to misguided social policies.


Social Policy Negative Argument Contemporary Writing Political Sector Selfish Interest 
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© Human Sciences Press 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabrielle A. Brenner
    • 1
  • Reuven Brenner
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MontrealCanada

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