Location

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Florentine I

Start Date

31-5-2013 8:30 AM

End Date

31-5-2013 10:00 AM

Abstract

Anthropologists study Lotto 6/49 as an experience.

Lévy-Bruhl tries to compare the magical beliefs of serious gamblers with the magical beliefs of individuals he refers to as the ‘‘primitives’’ (1924).

After that, Henslin studied the superstitions of St.Louis taxi drivers who play craps during their work breaks and compared them to Skinner’s pigeon (1967).

I wanted in my thesis to help anthropology to reconstruct lost knowledge regarding gambling and beliefs about magic in capitalist society.

Disciplines

Anthropology | Gaming and Casino Operations Management | International Business | Mental and Social Health | Psychology | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Sociology | Statistics and Probability

Comments

Moderator: Katherine Spilde

Session 4-1-D Culture, Operations, and Impacts

File: 7 PowerPoint slides

 
May 31st, 8:30 AM May 31st, 10:00 AM

Session 4-1-D: The Experience of Lotto 6/49 and the Capacity to Trust: Elements for an Anthropology of Gambling

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Florentine I

Anthropologists study Lotto 6/49 as an experience.

Lévy-Bruhl tries to compare the magical beliefs of serious gamblers with the magical beliefs of individuals he refers to as the ‘‘primitives’’ (1924).

After that, Henslin studied the superstitions of St.Louis taxi drivers who play craps during their work breaks and compared them to Skinner’s pigeon (1967).

I wanted in my thesis to help anthropology to reconstruct lost knowledge regarding gambling and beliefs about magic in capitalist society.