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

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Title: Hate the Game… Not the Player: A Statistical Analysis of the Characteristics of Pathological Gambling
Author: Stennis, Cartier
Advisor: Bell, Linda A.
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Economics
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Running Time: 147692 bytes85569 bytes
Issue Date: 2005
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.
Subject: Gambling
Subject: Gambling -- Psychological aspects
Subject: Gambling -- Economic aspects
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/592

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Stennis, Cartier. "Hate the Game… Not the Player: A Statistical Analysis of the Characteristics of Pathological Gambling". 2005. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/592.

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