“Sports Betting: Law and Policy.” The Regulation of Sports Betting in the Caribbean

  • J. Tyrone Marcus
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Abstract

This chapter will examine the regulation of sports betting in the Caribbean from a legal, historical and policy perspective. The chapter will analyse the legislative regulation of sports-related betting as well as the relevant, albeit sparse, case law. The study will highlight the law and policy of Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica in particular, with references being made to other Caribbean territories by way of comparison. This book looks at the Law and the Policy on Betting and Sport in many countries around the world—sport is a global phenomenon—providing a very useful and valuable comparative survey on a subject that is so vital to safeguarding and preserving the integrity of those sports in which betting is legally allowed. The country reports show how sports-related betting is organized in the country concerned, also from a historical and policy perspective (national Lotteries Act; state run/state licensed lotteries and/or private operators; how the licensing system for public operators works; state supervisory mechanisms, etc.), and contain a treatment of the national case law.

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Copyright information

© T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the authors 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Tyrone Marcus
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  1. 1.Ministry of Sport and Youth AffairsPort of SpainTrinidad and Tobago

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