Digital Gambling: Theorizing Gamble-Play Media

1st Edition

César Albarrán-Torres

Routledge
Published April 6, 2018
Reference - 244 Pages - 32 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138303850 - CAT# Y366502
Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

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Summary

This book develops the concept of "gamble-play media", describing how some gambling and gambling-like practices are increasingly mediated by digital technologies. Digital gambling brings gambling closer to the practices and features of videogames, as audio-visual simulations structure users’ experiences. By studying digital gambling from media studies, videogame and cultural studies approaches, this book offers a new critical perspective on the issues raised by computer-mediated gambling, while expanding our perspective on what media and gambling are. In particular, it critically analyses terrestrial, mobile and online slot machines, online poker and stock trading apps through a selection of case studies.

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