Master of Science in Hotel Administration
First Committee Member
Bo Bernhard, Chair
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MSN Encarta defines gambling as the wager “of money or other items of value on an uncertain event, dependent either wholly or in part on chance.” The major types of gambling are lotteries, sports betting including horse racing, and casino games including slot machines and table games (2007). A look at PokerUK.com’s Famous Gamblers of the 18th century to present shows thirteen men and zero women (2007). This gender division has experienced a recent change. In 1999, CNN.com reported that women who gambled increased 20% between 1994 and 1998. This figure doubled the percentage growth for male gamblers. The e-Commerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance organization polled 11,000 online gamblers from 96 countries and found that the average online casino player is 54.8% likely to be female (“Biggest-ever study,” 2007). This trend is mirrored by an influx of women’s gambling websites and the creation of the ladies’ events World’s Series of Poker.
Gamblers; Internet gambling; Women poker players
Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Hospitality Administration and Management
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