Submission Type

Presentation

Submission Title

Working paper on the paradigm of gambling

Session Title

Session 1-3-B: Getting Social – Games, Responsibility, and Game Play

Location

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Start Date

28-5-2019 1:45 PM

End Date

28-5-2019 3:10 PM

Disciplines

Consumer Protection Law | Criminal Law | Criminology and Criminal Justice | European Law | Gaming Law | Internet Law | Law and Politics | Law and Society | Legal History | Legislation | Logic and Foundations | Logic and Foundations of Mathematics | Metaphysics | Philosophy | Philosophy of Language | Probability | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology | Statistics and Probability

Abstract

I will be presenting my working paper on the ‘paradigm of gambling’, including the very basic elements, and minimum chain of events in a phenomenon, that can be defined a gambling game.

Lots of research has been published on the consequences of the gambling, but we actually still lack a solid common understanding on a definition, and a specification for gambling, differentiating from other forms of gaming and entertainment. My work on the basic elements is based on the findings of Erwin Goffman.

Keywords

paradigm of gambling, definition of gambling, a gambling game, elements of gambling, philosophy of gambling, specification for gambling

Author Bio

Anssi Airas, M.A. (Phil.), is currently the Secretary General of The Finnish Foundation for Gaming Research. He has a long history working as a Research and Product Manager at RAY, the Finnish Slot Machine Association. Over the years, he has presented and written a lot on the gambling phenomenon, player behaviour and regulatory issues, with a particular interest on the tools evaluating the potential risk in the gambling games.

Funding Sources

My travel expenses have been funded by the Finnish Foundation for Gaming Research. No funding body has had any involvement in any aspects of my research.

Competing Interests

There are no financial or non-financial competing interests from any government, industry, community, or advocacy. My travel expenses have been funded by the Finnish Foundation for Gaming Research, which has been established and funded by the three former Finnish sole right gambling operators.

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May 28th, 1:45 PM May 28th, 3:10 PM

Working paper on the paradigm of gambling

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

I will be presenting my working paper on the ‘paradigm of gambling’, including the very basic elements, and minimum chain of events in a phenomenon, that can be defined a gambling game.

Lots of research has been published on the consequences of the gambling, but we actually still lack a solid common understanding on a definition, and a specification for gambling, differentiating from other forms of gaming and entertainment. My work on the basic elements is based on the findings of Erwin Goffman.