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State Lotteries in Europe: A Cross-National Comparison of How Lotteries Are Controlled, Operated and Benefit Government, Private Industry and Civil Society

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This chapter examines the broad range of options for how European countries have chosen to operate and regulate lotteries and which causes they direct the benefits to. The focus is directed at lotteries because this is the form of gambling where governments have taken the greatest degree of direct ownership and operation. Lotteries are also the most popular form of game. Particular emphasis is placed on countries with memberships in European Lotteries and the World Lottery Association umbrella organisations representing the interests of state-owned and private lotteries that operate on behalf of the state. Data were collected through online searches for lotteries in every country. Four commercial websites which have information about individual state lotteries and links to their commercial marketing sites were especially helpful.

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Gidluck, L.E. (2018). State Lotteries in Europe: A Cross-National Comparison of How Lotteries Are Controlled, Operated and Benefit Government, Private Industry and Civil Society. In: Egerer, M., Marionneau, V., Nikkinen, J. (eds) Gambling Policies in European Welfare States . Work and Welfare in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90620-1_8

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