Reviews & Endorsements


Gambling, Freedom and Democracy

New York: Routledge, 2007

Gambling Freedom and Democracy should be read by politicians, gambling providers, researchers, regulators and others intimately involved with this love/hate gaming industry. The book would make an excellent roundtable discussion for a gaming conference. It may be viewed as an important awareness tool, a warning worth remembering even if the predicted tragedies never occur. If Adams is right, short term thinking that covets the rake-ins of fat gaming revenue and the creation of new jobs may eventually work to our detriment. We might begin now to imagine what the loss of our basice political entitlements might mean and take the bold steps laid out in Gambling Freedom and Democracy to guard future generations from the debilitating effects of the gaming and wagering business   (Review in UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal, 13 (1) 60). See full review
Betty McNeil

University of Las Vegas Gaming Research and Review Journal, 2009

Other References

  • [CHAPTER] Adams, P.J. Gambling and democracy. Chapter 1 in H. Bowden-Jones, C.Dickson, C. Dunand and O.Simon (eds.) Problem Gambling: Harm-reduction as a Public Health Approach. London: Routledge. Read more
  • [ARTICLE] Adams, P.J., Wiles, J. (2016) Gambling machine annexes as enabling spaces for addictive engagement. Health & Place, 43, (1), 1-7 Read More.
  • [ARTICLE] Adams, P. J., Rossen F. (2012). A tale of missed opportunities: Pursuit of a public health approach to gambling in New Zealand. Addiction, 107, (6), 1051-1056. Read More