Award Date

1-1-1999

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

First Committee Member

Terry Knapp

Number of Pages

42

Abstract

This study described the gambling behavior and the prevalence of problem and pathological gambling among casino employees. Casino employees (N = 271) from a local Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada completed self-report questionnaires, which included The South Oaks Gambling Screen (Lesieur and Bloom, 1987), as well as some additional questions specific to casino employees, their work environment, and their gambling behavior. The rate of pathological gambling among the sample was 20.3%. Despite no gender differences with regard to gambling pathology, males and females differed in rate of play, amount of money wagered, and types of casino games played. Additionally, a number of other characteristics of casino employee gamblers were assessed, including various environmental factors and their impact on the gambling behavior of casino employees.

Keywords

Behavior; Casino; Employee; Gambling

Controlled Subject

Behaviorism (Psychology); Psychology, Industrial; Recreation

File Format

pdf

File Size

1402.88 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/64l1-uw3p


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