Finlands Akademi
Sökande / Kontakt person Sulkunen, Pekka
Organisation Helsingfors universitet
Projektets titel Political economy of gambling: Circulation of value and vested interests
Beslutnr 318341
Beslutsdatum 05.06.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022
Finansiering 480 000
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Beskrivning av projektet
Gambling creates revenue to public purses, operators and other beneficiaries through taxation, direct contributions, fees and by creating employment and investment. Offshore and cross-border operators attempt to enter the lucrative markets, while established gambling providers seek to safeguard their acquired market positions. This study focuses on the circulation of value from gambling to different beneficiaries, and different types of vested interests that may influence these processes. We ask how much value is generated through gambling in European countries, how it is circulated between stakeholders, and what kind of vested interests are involved. We answer these questions by comparing the political economy of gambling in seven European countries, using econometric data, official documentation and key informant interviews. The results will inform us on the importance of gambling funds to European economies and the kinds of vested interests that may hinder effective policies.