Pauliina Raento (Ed.): Gambling in Finland

9789524953436

Gambling plays a prominent role in Finnish leisure and everyday life, as money games are available in kiosks, petrol stations, grocery stores, gambling halls – and online.

The politics, business, and cultures of gambling in Finland have changed significantly in the 2000s with the global change of the gambling industry, new regulatory pressures from the European Union, and the subsequent reforms of the Finnish gambling legislation. Over the past few years the Finnish gambling monopoly has been written in the law, problem gambling has become better recognised and treated, and more funding has been made available to learn more about these phenomena.

This book is the first scholarly overview of the organisation and role of gambling in contemporary Finnish society and culture. The critical interdisciplinary approach reaches out from detecting changes to explaining them. En route, the contributing experts identify fresh data, approaches, and topics that wait for more attention. The new research-based information serves specialists in regulation, non-governmental organisations, gambling companies, and treatment services. A photograph and poster supplement and a chronology of Finnish gambling illustrate the history and change of Finnish gambling.

Original title Rahapelaaminen Suomessa. Aiheet ja aineistot (2012).

Contents

Editor

Pauliina Raento is on leave from her duties as Professor of Human Geography at the University of Helsinki and former Research director at the Finnish Foundation for Gaming Research (2008–2013).

Contributors

Perpetual Crentsil works as a researcher in the discipline of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Helsinki.
Lassi Härmälä is a human geographer whose master’s thesis at the University of Helsinki dealt with the geography of online gambling.
Johanna Järvinen-Tassopoulos is Adjunct Professor in Social Policy at the University of Helsinki and Senior Researcher at the department of Alcohol, drugs and Addiction of the National Institute of Health and welfare (THL).
Jukka Jouhki is a Fellow of Ethnology and Senior Lecturer at the department of History and Ethnology of the University of Jyväskylä.
Matias Karekallas is a human geographer and sociologist whose on-going doctoral research at the University of Helsinki examines the images and places of gambling culture.
Jani Kinnunen works as a researcher in the Game Research Lab of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tampere and is preparing his doctoral thesis on the social nature of online gambling.
Mia Korpiola is Professor of Legal History at the University of Turku.
Riitta Matilainen is preparing her doctoral thesis on Finnish gambling in the discipline of Economic and Social History at the University of Helsinki.
Frans Mäyrä studies games and digital culture and is Professor of Information Studies and Interactive media at the University of Tampere.
Heikki Mikkeli is a Senior Lecturer in General History at the University of Helsinki.
Arttu Paarlahti is an Instructor and Educational Technology Advisor specialised in computer-assisted cartography and GIS at the department of Geosciences and Geography of the University of Helsinki.
Jussi Sallila is preparing his doctoral thesis on the history of bankruptcy law in legal history at the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki.
Tuukka Tammi is a sociologist who works as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Yhteiskuntapolitiikka and Senior Researcher in the National Institute of Health and welfare (THL).

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