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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.24970
  • Seniors and Casino Gambling: Experiences of Play and Managing Risk
  • Petruik, Courtney R
  • Seniors and Casino Gambling
  • English
  • Seniors
    Older Adults
    Assisted Living Communities
    Edmonton
    Alberta
    Casino
    Casino Gambling
    Gambling
    Gambling Risk
    Risk
    Problem Gambling
    Recreation
  • Jan 6, 2012 9:31 AM
  • Thesis
  • English
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  • 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.
  • Master's
  • Master of Arts
  • Department of Sociology
  • Spring 2012
  • Kent, Stephen (Sociology)
  • Smith, Garry J (Faculty of Extension)
    Hartnagel, Timothy (Sociology)