Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
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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.
Analysis; Casino; Comdex; Conventioneers; Game; Nevada; Table; Tipping
Behaviorism (Psychology); Personality; Recreation
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Christensen, Joseph Nelson, "Analysis of casino table game tipping by Comdex conventioneers" (2001). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1317.