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Banking on Gambling: Banks and Lottery-Linked Deposit Accounts

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  • Mauro Guillén
  • Adrian Tschoegl

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Lottery-linked deposit accounts have proved to be popular around the world. From the point of view of a bank, these products are especially successful among relatively low-income customers, or in markets in which many people are outside the banking system. Below, we describe numerous examples of such accounts, and analyze their economics.
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  • Mauro Guillén & Adrian Tschoegl, 2002. "Banking on Gambling: Banks and Lottery-Linked Deposit Accounts," Journal of Financial Services Research, Springer;Western Finance Association, vol. 21(3), pages 219-231, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jfsres:v:21:y:2002:i:3:p:219-231
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1015081427038
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