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Digital Gambling: Theorizing Gamble-Play Media (Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture)

Cà sar Albarrán-Torres

ISBN 10: 1138303852 / ISBN 13: 9781138303850
Published by Routledge, 2018
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Title: Digital Gambling: Theorizing Gamble-Play ...

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2018

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1.

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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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César Albarrán-Torres is Lecturer in Media and Communications at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.

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