NEW DEALS IN GAMBLING: GLOBAL MARKETS AND LOCAL REGIMES OF REGULATION

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Globalism/Localism at Work

ISBN: 978-0-76231-045-6, eISBN: 978-1-84950-229-0

ISSN: 0277-2833

Publication date: 30 December 2004

Abstract

The legalization of gambling is moving this once deviant sector into the mainstream of commercial entertainment, with the global hotel-casino increasingly adopted as a state initiative on economic redevelopment. But corporate capitalist interests do not result in universal trends since local regulatory frameworks are crucial. Although gambling is being normalized as mass consumption, it remains to some extent an exceptional business, subject both to global innovation in the technology of surveillance and variable local controls. The paper argues that the effects of glocalization on the organization of work are equally variable, drawing on fieldwork and case studies from the USA, Australasia and the U.K.

Citation

Austrin, T. and West, J. (2004), "NEW DEALS IN GAMBLING: GLOBAL MARKETS AND LOCAL REGIMES OF REGULATION", Beukema, L. and Hector Carrillo, J. (Ed.) Globalism/Localism at Work (Research in the Sociology of Work, Vol. 13), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 143-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0277-2833(04)13008-2

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