Internet gambling is a rapidly growing phenomenon, which has profound social, psychological, economic, political, and policy implications. Until recently, Internet gambling has been understudied by the research community, but now a growing body of literature is emerging, on all aspects of Internet gambling and its attendant implications.

As jurisdictions around the world grapple to understand the best way to respond to Internet gambling from a commercial, regulatory, and social perspective, scholarly studies of Internet gambling are becoming an ever more crucial resource. The Handbook of Internet Gambling consolidates this emerging body of literature into a single reference volume. Its twenty chapters comprise groundbreaking contributions from the world’s leading authorities in the commercial, clinical, political and social aspects of Internet gambling.

It is sure to be a foundational resource for academics, students, regulators, politicians, policy makers, commercial providers, and health care professionals who have an interest in understanding the history, dynamics, and impacts of Internet gambling in a global context.

part 1|26 pages


chapter 1|24 pages

History, Current Worldwide Situation, and Concerns with Internet Gambling

ByRobert J. Williams, Robert T. Wood, Jonathan Parke

part 2|73 pages

Commercial/business Aspects

chapter 2|17 pages

Online Gambling an Economics Perspective

ByDavid Forrest

chapter 3|13 pages

The Internet Gambling Industry

ByLorien Pilling, Warwick Bartlett

chapter 4|25 pages

Business Models for Internet Gambling

ByMelody Morgan-Busher

chapter 5|16 pages

Regulation and Reputation

The Gibraltar approach
ByNatalia Zborowska, Sytze F. Kingma, Phill Brear

part 3|79 pages

Major Research Studies of Internet Gamblers

chapter 6|23 pages

The Casino City Study

A large-scale international study of online gamblers
ByRobert T. Wood, Robert J. Williams

chapter 7|14 pages

Internet Poker in Sweden in 2007

ByJakob Jonsson

chapter 8|21 pages

The Ecogra Global Online Gambler Report

ByJonathan Parke, Adrian J. Parke, Jane L. Rigbye, Niko Suhonen, Leighton Vaughan Williams

chapter 9|19 pages

The bwin.party Division on addiction Research Collaborative

Challenges for the ‘normal science' of Internet gambling
ByDebi A. LaPlante, Sarah E. Nelson, Richard A. LaBrie, Howard J. Shaffer

part 4|87 pages

Clinical Aspects

chapter 10|17 pages

Online Gambling Among Youth

Cause for concern?
ByMark D. Griffiths, Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Jonathan Parke

chapter 11|12 pages

The Relationship between Internet Gambling and Problem Gambling

ByRobert T. Wood, Robert J. Williams, Jonathan Parke

chapter 12|15 pages

Investigating the Heterogeneity of Problem-Gambling Symptoms in Internet Gamblers

ByJoanne Lloyd, Helen Doll, Keith Hawton, William H. Dutton, John Geddes, Guy M. Goodwin, Robert D. Rogers

chapter 13|22 pages

Internet Gambling, Player Protection, and Social Responsibility

ByMark D. Griffiths

chapter 14|18 pages

Online Clinical Support for People with Gambling Problems

BySally Gainsbury, Richard Wood

part 5|95 pages

Legal and Policy Issues

chapter 15|13 pages

Internet Gambling Law

ByI. Nelson Rose

chapter 16|16 pages

Internet Gambling Policy in Europe

ByGeorge Häberling

chapter 17|14 pages

The Only Thing Certain Is Uncertainty?

Internet gambling in the United States, 1961–2011
ByBo J. Bernhard, Andrew Montgomery

chapter 18|15 pages

Internet Gambling and the Kahnawà:ke First Nation

ByYale D. Belanger

chapter 19|18 pages

Internet Gambling and Online Crime

ByJohn L. McMullan, Aunshul Rege

chapter 20|15 pages

Policy Options for Internet Gambling

ByRobert J. Williams, Robert T. Wood, Jonathan Parke