Publication Type

Report

Publication Date

7-2010

Abstract

The terms “gaming” and “gambling” are fairly wide and they refer to a wide range of activities. Traditionally, the term “gambling” has been used to cover lotteries, wagers and casino-style games. “Gaming” has also been used traditionally in some literature to cover not only activities involving gambling but also games of skill or games predominantly of skill. However, in recent times, certain jurisdictions such as the United States (“US”) and Australia have drawn a distinction between “online gaming” and “online gambling”. The former is used to refer to games played in an online environment which do not have the elements of gambling and is not a subset of “online gambling”. The relevant Singapore legislation has not expressly drawn such a distinction though the case law interpreting such legislation appear to be cognisant of it.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Internet Law

Research Areas

Intellectual Property and Technology-related Law

First Page

1

Last Page

40

ISBN

9789810864392

Publisher

Singapore Academy of Law

City or Country

Singapore

Copyright Owner and License

Authors & SAL

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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