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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. Young people have evidenced a higher level of gambling related problems.

The sociology of gambling in China. - TJ Cheng.
Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press; Reading, U.K.: Paths International, c2011.
Foreword to Sociology of Gambling. Definition, Category, Purpose & Methodology. Viewing Gambling Culture from Historical Perspective. The Tendency of Modernization of Gambling Industry. The Positive & Negative Impact of Gambling. The Application of Gambling Sociology. In putting forward the notion of a "Sociology of Gambling" Professor Cheng weaves many strands of a complex field and offers both an interesting and scientific understanding of the subject.


Books On Sociology Of Gambling

 

Problem Gambling in Europe: Challenges, Prevention, and Interventions by Gerhard Meyer, Tobias Hayer, and Mark Griffiths

Women, Pleasure and the Gambling Experience by Emma Casey.

Perspectives on Gambling, Lotteries, Wagers, and Casinos (Economics and Sociology Thematic Issue) by Laurence S. Moss

The Sociology of Gambling, Vol. 2 (Hardcover) Book by Mikal J. Aasved

Psychology of Gambling Marco J. Esposito

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.- Blaise Pascal

Jackpot Nation: Rambling and Gambling Across Our Landscape of Luck by Richard Hoffer

Problems in quantifying the social costs and benefits of gambling by Douglas M. Walker

Research and Measurement Issues in Gambling Studies Garry Smith, David Hodgins, Robert Williams

Dummy Up And Deal: Inside the Culture of Casino Dealing (Gambling Studies). A Sociology of Gambling book by John L. Smith (Foreword), H. Lee Barnes

Information Plus Gambling 2005: What's At Stake? (Information Plus Reference Series) Book by Kim Masters Evans

Gambling and the Social Structure: A Sociological Study of Lotteries and Horse Racing in Contemporary America (Dissertations on Sociology). An excellent sociology of gambling book by Edward Clifton Devereux

Legalized Gambling: For and Against (For and Against, V. 2) Book by Rod L. Evans (Editor), Mark Hance (Editor)

When the Chips Are Down: Problem Gambling in America (Century Foundation Report)
Book by Rachel A. Volberg, Richard C. Leone

The Age of Chance: Gambling in Western Culture Book by Gerda Reith, Harvey Ferguson

Gambling: Opposing Viewpoints (Opposing Viewpoints) Book by James D. Torr (Editor)

Gambling in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Issues, and Society Book by William Thompson

This Must Be Hell: A Look at Pathological Gambling Book by Hale Humphrey

Bad Habits: Drinking, Smoking, Taking Drugs, Gambling, Sexual Misbehavior, and Swearing in American History (American Social Experience, No 28) Book by John C. Burnham.