Sociology of Gambling
Blaise Pascal said that in the face of uncertainty, we should try to believe that God exists, because, if he does, then we stand to gain a great deal, while if not, we stand to lose little and this is the ultimate gamble.
Sociology of gambling is about the culture, economics and legality of gambling. The current legal, legislative, economic, and social environment concerning gambling.
Sociology of gambling is about the cultural and social implications of gambling. The relationship between age and gambling and gambling addiction; the social implication of state sponsored gambling and an aging population; social and psychological stimulation of gambling and its appeal to the elderly.
In sociology of gambling we study gambling as a consequence of the social or subcultural environment in which the gambler lives. To review and evaluate the most popular and influential explanations for gambling and the many research studies that have been conducted to confirm or refute them.
An entire generation of young people has reached adulthood within a context of approval and endorsement of gambling as a source of entertainment and recreation. Compared with their adult counterparts, these young people have evidenced a higher level of gambling related problems.