Call For Papers - Special Issue "Gambling Economics and Management"

The Editors of Economics and Business Letters are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a Special Issue on “Gambling Economics and Management”. The special issue will appear in December 2018 with Levi Perez (University of Oviedo) as Editor-in-Charge.


Motivation and goal

There are several arguments why the economic analysis of gambling seems to be very interesting. Gambling is a relevant worldwide market from which either local or national governments obtain resources due to some sort of fiscal imposition on gambling participation. On the other hand, gambling is also a social phenomenon and the consumption of gambling seems to violate the premises of economic theory (risk aversion, maximizing and rational conduct). The aim of this special issue is to provide an outlet for recent developments in gambling-related research. Contributions are encouraged from academics to policy-makers to those involved in the business and commercial side of betting and gaming.


The topics of interest for this special issue are about, but are not limited to:

  • ·    Lottery Markets
  • ·    Sports Betting
  • ·    Economics of Casino Gambling
  • ·    Online Gambling
  • ·    Responsible Gambling
  • ·    Gambling Regulatory Issues




We kindly encourage authors to submit their work to EBL following the “guidelines for authors”, and to use the on-line submission system that you can find at:

Original manuscripts (max. 2,500 words excluding abstract, references and tables) will be selected through the regular double-blind review process of EBL. Please include the following sentence in your cover letter: “For Special Issue 2018-4 Gambling Economics and Management”.



Submission of papers: June 30, 2018

Notification of decisions: October 15, 2018

Submission of revised papers: November 30, 2018

Notification of final decisions: December 15, 2018



Francisco J. Delgado • Eduardo Gonzalez


Economics and Business Letters

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