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Gaming in the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

David Miers

in Regulating Commercial Gambling: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276158
eISBN:
9780191711145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276158.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the impact of the enactment of the Gaming Act of 1845, which provided that all wagering contracts would be unenforceable at law, and that ‘debts so contracted should be ... More


Betting and Bookmaking: Social Class and the Racecourse Bookmaker

David Miers

in Regulating Commercial Gambling: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276158
eISBN:
9780191711145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276158.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on betting with bookmakers, principally on the outcome of horseraces. Betting between individuals posed little concern for the Home Office or police until the emergence of ... More


Two non‐financial markets

Peter Richmond, Jürgen Mimkes, and Stefan Hutzler

in Econophysics and Physical Economics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199674701
eISBN:
9780191780066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674701.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter presents recent findings concerning online betting markets and house markets. Traditionally, if one wanted to bet on a certain outcome of an event, such as a horserace or a soccer match, ... More


Wagering in Lives: The Life Insurance Speculators

in Calculating Promises: The Emergence of Modern American Contract Doctrine

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753982
eISBN:
9780804768054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753982.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In 1898, John Ashton declared that “theoretically,” insurance is “gambling proper.” Ashton views “innocence” in a way that does not distance insurance from the taint of gambling, but merely puts it ... More


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