Editors

David G. Schwartz

Document Type

Occasional Paper

Publication Date

9-2010

Publication Title

Center for Gaming Research Occasional Paper Series: Paper 07

Publisher Location

Las Vegas, Nevada

First page number:

1

Last page number:

9

Abstract

Patrons of a casino sports book use the environment for much more than the instrumental task of sports betting. It is also a place to congregate with other like-minded patrons and through this process complex interactional dynamics develop over time. The social world of the sports book emerges in a designated space for the betting act where patrons meet, interact, and establish a culture to which they adhere.

Keywords

Book-making (Betting); Casinos; Gambling; Nevada – Las Vegas; Socialization; Sports betting – Social aspects; Sports book

Disciplines

Community Psychology | Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Social Psychology and Interaction | Sociology | Sports Studies

Language

English