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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


An Undergraduate Library Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Gambling.

Background Information

It is likely that gambling (the act of betting something of value on the outcome of a game or event) has been around for centuries, although general public acceptance of gambling is more common now than in the past. An individual's gambling can be viewed on a continuum from social to compulsive.