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GAMSOC is a project about gambling in Europe. It explores how regulations and technologies frame a diversity of gambling products and behaviours across different sorts of boundaries. The field of 'gambling studies' tends to focus on quantifying and categorizing gamblers and gambling activities within national boundaries. This project explores how gambling is produced, including regulation and technologies. It uses anthropological fieldwork to explore the ways in which particular gambling activities are shaped locally, throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
GAMSOC was funded by the European Research Council under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) / ERC grant agreement n° 263443. It started in January 2011 and ended in July 2015. It was hosted at Goldsmiths, University of London within the anthropology department. The principal investigator was Professor Rebecca Cassidy.