Bedford, Kate (2011) Getting the bingo hall back again? Gambling law reform, economic regeneration and the gendered limits of "casino capitalism". Social and Legal Studies, 20 (3). pp. 369-388. ISSN 0964-6639.
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This article explores the gendered nature of gambling promotion as a modality of economic regeneration in the aftermath of the Gambling Act 2005. Using an exploratory case study of a district council licensing board, I examine how the gambling forms that reflect women’s gambling cultures are faring under the current legal environment, focusing on the apparent contrast between casino promotion and bingo neglect. I ask what this reveals about the intertwining of legal reform, gender, and perceptions of worthwhile risk-taking in attempts to promote local development. In particular I probe the discrepancy between the state’s legal regime (more restrictive of casinos than bingo halls) and local actors’ regeneration ambitions (centred on casinos). In this way I examine what local legal actors ‘see’ as being legally and economically necessary or possible as they encounter a new legislative landscape around gambling.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||gambling; gender; regeneration|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School|
|Depositing User:||Jane Pango|
|Date Deposited:||02 Jun 2011 11:11|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2012 09:14|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27873 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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