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NCJ Number: 99166 Find in a Library
Title: Gambling - Three Forms and Three Explanations
Journal: Sociological Focus  Volume:18  Issue:3  Dated:(August 1985)  Pages:235-248
Author(s): K M King
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 14
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: There has been a tendency in past literature to treat all forms of gambling alike. Studies about one form have been generalized to all forms. Such an approach fails to see the possibility that different factors may be influencing different types of gambling.
Abstract: In this paper it is shown that the need for chances to get ahead (for males) and exposure to other bingo players (for females) influence the frequency of bingo playing. The major factor contributing to lottery ticket buying is job stability. Finally, age of the numbers bettor and the need for excitement are the significant factors in explaining the frequency of numbers betting. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Gambling; Lotteries; Numbers game
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