Recreation → Gambling
Gambling is the wagering of money or something of value on an event with an uncertain outcome, with the primary intent of winning money or material goods. Gambling thus requires three elements to be present: consideration, risk (chance), and a prize. The outcome of the wager is often immediate, such as a single roll of dice, a spin of a roulette wheel, or a horse crossing the finish line, but longer time frames are also common, allowing wagers on the outcome of a future sports contest or even an entire sports season.
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Organizations relating to Gambling
Asia Pacific Lottery Association / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Est. 1999
North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries / Concord Township OH, USA / Est. 1973
Nordic Society Foundation for Information about Problem Gambling / Lund, Sweden / Est. 1999
World Lottery Association / Nashville TN, USA / Est. 1999
European State Lotteries and Toto Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1983
Iberoamerican Association of State Lotteries / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1988
European Gaming and Betting Association / Brussels, Belgium
African Lotteries Association / Est. 1981
European Association for the Study of Gambling / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 2004
Global Gambling Guidance Group / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 2004
European Pari Mutuel Association / Brussels, Belgium
European Casino Association / Brussels, Belgium
Association of Charity Lotteries in Europe / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 2007
Remote Gambling Association / London, UK / Est. 2005
ESSA - Sport Betting Integrity / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2005
World Problems relating to GamblingFrom the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential
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