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The ethical case for gambling


Black, R and Ramsay, H, The ethical case for gambling, The Age, Fairfax Media, Melbourne, Australia, 22 March (2004) [Newspaper Article]

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Gambling has always received bad press, and often deservedly so. The harm caused by gambling demands a swifter and more effective response than it has generally received.

However, gambling per se is not problem gambling, and the best response to problem gambling is one that recognises and remains true to gambling's worthwhile purposes: recreation, social interaction and the opportunity for dreaming and hoping.

If today's gambling activities are to be humanly enriching and reasonable, the gambling industry needs to change how it sees itself.

Item Details

Item Type:Newspaper Article
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied ethics
Research Field:Business ethics
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Ethics
Objective Field:Business ethics
UTAS Author:Black, R (Professor Rufus Black)
ID Code:125892
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Vice-Chancellors Office
Deposited On:2018-05-15
Last Modified:2018-05-15

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