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Title: ESTIMATION OF THE VOLUME AND PATTERN OF BOOKMAKING IN THE GREATER KANSAS CITY AREA - FINAL REPORT - PHASE I (TEST SURVEY OF GENERAL PUBLIC)
Author(s): C L CUNNINGHAM; P QUINLAN
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 104
Sponsoring Agency: Midwest Research Institute
Kansas City, MO 64110
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: NI-70-083
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN ESTIMATE OF THE VOLUME AND PATTERN OF BOOKMAKING IN KANSAS CITY AREA IS BASED ON PERSONAL INTERVIEWS.
Abstract: THE RESULTS OF THE FIRST PHASE OF A PROGRAM OF RESEARCH UNDERTAKEN TO ESTIMATE THE VOLUME AND PATTERN OF BOOKMAKING IN THE GREATER KANSAS CITY AREA ARE REPORTED. THE PURPOSE OF THE FIRST PHASE OF THE STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE WHETHER INDIVIDUALS CONTACTED IN A RANDOM SURVEY WOULD ANSWER QUESTIONS CONCERNING GAMBLING THEY MAY HAVE DONE, PARTICULARLY ANY BETTING WITH BOOKMAKERS; AND TO DRAW TENTATIVE CONCLUSIONS CONCERNING THE VALIDITY OF THE RESPONSES THAT WERE MADE TO THOSE QUESTIONS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PHASE OF THE STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE WHETHER PUBLIC COOPERATION WOULD BE SUCH AS TO SUPPORT THE UNDERTAKING IN THE FIRST PLACE. CONSIDERING THE SENSITIVE NATURE OF THE SUBJECTS THAT WERE INVOLVED IN THIS INQUIRY, THE DEGREE OF COOPERATION ATTAINED IS CONSIDERED TO HAVE BEEN HIGH, BOTH IN THE GENERAL SENSE OF PERSONS CONSENTING TO BE INTERVIEWED; AND IN THE SENSE OF THE QUESTIONS THEY ANSWERED, MANY OF WHICH WERE HIGHLY PERSONAL IN NATURE. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Bettors; Compulsive gamblers; Federal law violations; Gamblers Anonymous; Gambling; Numbers game; Public gambling; Sports events betting
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