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Bingo Capitalism: The Law and Political Economy of Everyday Gambling

Kate Bedford


Bingo Capitalism uses bingo—a female-dominated and notoriously self-effacing game—to think differently about regulation and political economy. A key objective is to make bingo, as lens, more central to our debates about the regulation of economy and society. Part I sets the scene, responding to the query: why bingo? Part II explores the legal and political history of bingo. Part III analyses the regulation of people, while Part IV examines the regulation of products, places, and technologies. In so doing, the book uses bingo to better understand the role of the state in shaping the classed and ... More

Keywords: bingo, regulation, gender, class, political economy, gambling, mutual aid, sociolegal studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198845225
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198845225.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Bedford, author
Professor of Law, University of Birmingham