Gambling; student gambling; gambling behavior; gambling practices


Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Gaming Law

Document Type

Original Research Article


Concerns about student gambling behavior are often based on the popular opinion that students gamble all the time, that students spend too much money gambling, and that students readily become addicted to gambling. The purpose of this study was to examine whether popular opinions related to student gambling are factually based. This was done by examining the relationship among demographics, gambling practices, and views of personal gambling practices of Central Michigan University students. The study results suggest that these popular opinions regarding student gambling may not be factual, or at least may not be as serious as initially perceived.