A Swiftly Changing Tide: Fantasy Sport, Gambling, and Alternative Forms of Participation:

Published on Sep 1, 2021in Games and Culture
· DOI :10.1177/1555412020966161
Brody J. Ruihley3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Miami University),
Andrew C. Billings32
Estimated H-index: 32
(UA: University of Alabama),
Nick Buzzelli (UA: University of Alabama)
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