Gaming behavior, household demographics, Tobit model

Document Type

Original Research Article


A household survey in the mid-Colorado River communities of Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona examined local residents' gaming activities. A censored regression analysis distinguished between factors affecting gaming participation versus expenditures. Results suggest that gaming behavior can often be predicted with knowledge of individuals' residence, workplace, and other household demographic characteristics. Both local government agencies and casino managers can use the results to make better-informed decisions.