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Seniors and Casino Gambling
Subject/Keyword
Edmonton
Alberta
Assisted Living Communities
Gambling Risk
Casino
Problem Gambling
Older Adults
Gambling
Risk
Recreation
Casino Gambling
Seniors
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Petruik, Courtney R
Supervisor and department
Kent, Stephen (Sociology)
Examining committee member and department
Hartnagel, Timothy (Sociology)
Smith, Garry J (Faculty of Extension)
Department
Department of Sociology
Specialization

Date accepted
2012-01-06T09:31:37Z
Graduation date
2012-06
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This study explored how seniors experience casino gambling and how they manage risks associated with casino play. The research focused on the patterns of seniors’ casino gambling, the purposes given for play, how seniors perceive and manage risk associated with casino gambling, and whether any of the above varied by gender. The study sample consisted of ten senior casino gamblers who resided in assisted living communities in Edmonton, Alberta, and one casino employee. I interviewed the 11 participants face-to-face. This study also included observations of senior casino gamblers whom I did not interview. The purpose of the research was to develop understanding about how seniors manage casino gambling risk and to generate questions for future research in this area. I used the theory of Successful Aging (Rowe & Kahn, 1997) to explicate the findings.
Language
English
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