Award Date

1-1-2001

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

First Committee Member

Terry Knapp

Number of Pages

25

Abstract

This study analyzed the mean tips earned per table game dealer of a mega-resort casino located on the Las Vegas "strip" during Comdex, a large annual computer convention located in Las Vegas. Members of the media and gaming authorities have claimed that Comdex conventioneers do not gamble or tip as much as most convention attendees, yet no substantiated and documented explanation has been offered to explain why. This study hypothesized that Comdex conventioneers have the "programmer personality," which is low in the personality dimensions of neuroticism and extraversion. Since the amount tipped has been shown to positively correlate with high levels of neuroticism and extraversion, lower levels of tip revenue should be observed if the "programmer personality" prevails among Comdex conventioneers. However, the results of the investigation failed to find lower mean tips earned per dealer during Comdex over a three year period.

Keywords

Analysis; Casino; Comdex; Conventioneers; Game; Nevada; Table; Tipping

Controlled Subject

Behaviorism (Psychology); Personality; Recreation

File Format

pdf

File Size

829.44 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/8ybg-za87


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