The Journal of Gambling and Business Economics

A journal that provides an outlet for academics and practitioners who have an interest in the economic and business aspects of the rapidly growing international gambling market.
(publ. by University of Buckingham Press)



The Journal of Gambling and Business Economics


Focus and Scope


The aim of the Journal of Gambling Business and Economics is to be relevant to a wide range of parties, from academics to policy-makers to those involved in the business and commercial side of betting and gaming.

The journal will publish articles on a wide variety of issues of relevance to the broad subject area, and of topics of current debate, and authors will be allowed considerable freedom, subject to the maintenance of professional standards, in how they treat their areas of enquiry.

While technical and specialist theoretical papers are encouraged, papers which contribute to public discussion and which are applicable to the practical concerns of decision-makers are especially welcome.

Papers which provide an accessible survey of a field of relevant debate are also actively encouraged.

This is an international journal, a perspective which is well reflected in the authorship of the papers included in this first issue.



Peer Review Process

Manuscripts are initially screened by the Editor for conformity with aims and scope, then sent to 2 experts in the subject of the article.  Reviews are sent double blind. If reviewers conflict, an additional expert is recruited and an editorial decision for acceptance/rejection made on the basis of the complete advice received. Manuscripts are either accepted, accepted conditionally upon minor revision, rejected with an invitation for extensive revision or rejected.



Publication Ethics and Malpractice statement

The ethics statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Publication decisions

The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.

The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.


Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Statement on Informed Consent and Observation of Human and Animal Rights

All authors of research reports involving human or animal subjects should provide for publication a statement  on Informed Consent and institutionally approved observation of human and animal rights

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.



Submission Preparation Checklist


As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, document file format.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.



For further information on below, please follow the link


  • Author Guidelines
  • Privacy Statement



Editorial Team



Leighton Vaughan Williams, University of Nottingham


Editorial Board

Richard Thalheimer, Thalheimer Research Associates

Alistair Bruce, University of Nottingham

Les Coleman, Department of Finance The University of Melbourne

Jack Dowie, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Lisa Farrell, University College Dublin

David Forrest, Centre for the Study of Gambling University of Salford

Bill Hurley, Royal Military College Canada

Johnnie EV Johnson, Centre for Risk Research, University of Southampton

David Peel, Lancaster University

Lawrence McDonough, Royal Military College, Canada

D J Johnstone, School of Business University of Sydney

David Paton, Nottingham University Business School

John Peirson, University of Kent

Adi Schnytzer, Departments of Economics, Bar Ilan University

Robert Simmons, Lancaster University

W. David Walls, University of Calcary


Production Editor

Tom Chalmers, University of Buckingham Press, United Kingdom


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