Spatial concentration of gambling opportunities: an urban scale perspective

Adeniyi, O. ORCID: 0000-0002-9888-0063, Brown, A. and Whysall, P. ORCID: 0000-0001-9905-599X, 2023. Spatial concentration of gambling opportunities: an urban scale perspective. Cities, 140: 104386. ISSN 0264-2751

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Critics allege there is a worrying proliferation of gambling opportunities in the UK. Unfortunately, most studies on the proliferation of gambling opportunities focus on regional patterns. This study employs city-wide analyses to investigate linkages between neighbourhood deprivation and gambling provisioning in urban centres by carrying out comparative analyses of locational patterns of gambling establishments with grocery retailers. Results reveal significant variations at city and intra-urban levels of analysis compared to national/regional studies. This study found a higher likelihood of gambling establishments in ethnic minority, underprivileged and student neighbourhoods. In conclusion, this study recommends that approaches to tackle the proliferation of gambling should be tailored to reflect observed local patterns rather than ‘one-size fits all’ policies.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Cities
Creators: Adeniyi, O., Brown, A. and Whysall, P.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: September 2023
Volume: 140
ISSN: 0264-2751
S0264275123001981Publisher Item Identifier
Rights: © 2023 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 25 May 2023 10:49
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2023 09:47

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