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Motives and Methods of Under-Age Casino Gamblers

Título: Motives and Methods of Under-Age Casino Gamblers
Autores: David Giacopassi, B. Grant Stitt, Mark Nichols
Data: 2006


Numerous studies have documented that under-age gambling is quite common. The present study employs interviews of 48 university students who gambled under-age to determine the motives and methods associated with casino gambling by minors. The information gathered in these interviews indicates that access to casinos is easily attained, that the risk of exposure once gambling is minimal, and the motivations of under-age gamblers differ in important ways from that of adults, as access to alcohol, accompanying parents, and the desire to experience the “forbidden fruit” of casino gambling are commonly mentioned motivations by under-age gamblers.


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