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Hate the Game… Not the Player: A Statistical Analysis of the Characteristics of Pathological Gambling

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dc.contributor.advisor Bell, Linda A., 1959-
dc.contributor.author Stennis, Cartier
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-28T20:17:19Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-28T20:17:19Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/592
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis is to examine the determinants of pathological gambling, in particular, the relationship, if any, between gaming activities and gambling behavior. The significance of this topic derives from the rapid growth of the gaming industry and the assertion by Walker (1996) that poker, blackjack, and bridge players are the minorities within Gamblers Anonymous, because the games they play require a real element of skill. A better understanding, therefore, of the determinants of pathological gambling might help dictate how legislation can preserve gambling as a controlled form of entertainment and simultaneously limit or eliminate its negative social and economic effects.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Economics
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Gambling
dc.subject.lcsh Gambling -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Gambling -- Economic aspects
dc.title Hate the Game… Not the Player: A Statistical Analysis of the Characteristics of Pathological Gambling
dc.type Thesis
dc.rights.access Open Access


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