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The 1782 Gaming Bill and Lottery Regulation Acts (1782 and 1787): Gambling and the law in later Georgian Britain

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This article brings forward new evidence regarding the circumstances surrounding the origins and authorship of the Gaming Bill of 1782, which was designed to suppress the roulette-type game of ‘Even and Odd’. Hitherto, this Bill has presented something of a puzzle, not only in terms of why it was proposed, but its strange fate; it was never signed into law. The Gaming Bill is viewed alongside a parallel series of parliamentary measures from the 1780s aimed at regulating more tightly the offic...

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10.1111/1750-0206.12585

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Worcester College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Parliamentary History Journal website
Volume:
40
Issue:
3
Pages:
462-480
Publication date:
2021-10-11
Acceptance date:
2019-10-09
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ISSN:
0264-2824
Source identifiers:
1061619
Language:
English
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uuid:c9e7a37c-db6b-4999-968e-4f1cb97635ed
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Deposit date:
2019-10-11

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