Betting legal frameworks vary from country to country, but there is a general agreement that placing a bet should be considered a form of entertainment, conducted ethically and in a protected environment. Most governments have legalised activities such as sports betting, lottery and bingo, and most countries have regulations in place to protect customers from over-gambling or other negative outcomes. In addition, modern betting legislation tends to address the need for responsible gambling options, and to protect vulnerable individuals from exploitation and other harm. Many countries have established oversight commissions or gaming authorities to oversee the activities and ensure the regulations relating to betting are adhered to. Betting legal frameworks may set out rules about who can legally offer such services, the age of participants, how activities such as prize pools are administered and how disputes can be resolved.