Gambling activities of casinos, lotteries and other forms are becoming increasingly acceptable to society. Also, the media and the public are increasingly referring to economically essential market-risk management activities like trading in derivatives as gambling. This paper attempts to distinguish between these two types of activities and maintains that unlike gambling in casinos and lotteries, the market-risk management activities add value to the economy and are essential to the efficient working of production and distribution functions of the economy.
Akkihal, Ramchandra; Maheshwari, Suneel; and Adkins, Roger
"Casinos, Lotteries, and Markets,"
The Coastal Business Journal: Vol. 1:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.coastal.edu/cbj/vol1/iss1/4
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