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Viewpoint: back street to side street to high street to e‐street: sporting betting on the Internet

Peter Jones (Peter Jones is Professor of Strategic Management at the Business School, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, Cheltenham, UK.)
Colin M. Clarke‐Hill (Colin M. Clarke‐Hill is Reader in Stategic Management at The Business School, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, Cheltenham, UK.)
David Hillier (David Hillier is Head of Geography at the University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales, UK.)

International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management

ISSN: 0959-0552

Article publication date: 1 July 2000

Abstract

Gambling is big business in the UK with an annual turnover of some £25 billion and for the past 40 years betting shops have been the most prominent and visible element within this market. This paper outlines the changes in the general locational pattern and the service environment of betting shops as a prelude to a description of the origins, characteristics and growth of sporting betting operations on the Internet. The paper then discusses some of the issues surrounding sporting betting on the Internet focusing particularly on the challenges it is seen to pose to traditional betting shop businesses.

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Jones, P., Clarke‐Hill, C.M. and Hillier, D. (2000), "Viewpoint: back street to side street to high street to e‐street: sporting betting on the Internet", International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Vol. 28 No. 6, pp. 222-227. https://doi.org/10.1108/09590550010328391

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