Internet Gambling and Online Crime

Authored by: Robert J. Williams , Robert T. Wood , Jonathan Parke

Routledge International Handbook of Internet Gambling

Print publication date:  June  2012
Online publication date:  November  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415594431
eBook ISBN: 9780203814574
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780203814574-19

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Abstract

Over the past 14 years there has been a global explosion in online gambling, allowing customers to play 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from the comfort of home, work, and public places. The online industry now offers an assortment of services, such as sports betting, casino games, bingo, lotteries, blackjack, and poker. Over 650 different gambling site owners in 74 jurisdictions provide online gambling at approximately 2,350 registered sites, producing an estimated $20 billion in known revenues.

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