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Edmonton, Alberta, Assisted Living Communities, Gambling Risk, Casino, Problem Gambling, Older Adults, Gambling, Risk, Recreation, Casino Gambling, Seniors

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 howthey manage risks associated with casino play. The research focused on thepatterns of seniors’ casino gambling, the purposes given for play, how seniorsperceive and manage risk associated with casino gambling, and whether any ofthe above varied by gender. The study sample consisted of ten senior casinogamblers who resided in assisted living communities in Edmonton, Alberta, andone casino employee. I interviewed the 11 participants face-to-face. This studyalso included observations of senior casino gamblers whom I did not interview.The purpose of the research was to develop understanding about how seniorsmanage casino gambling risk and to generate questions for future research in thisarea. I used the theory of Successful Aging Rowe and Kahn, 1997 to explicate thefindings.

Language: English

DOI: doi:10.7939-R3ND8X

Rights: Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.





Author: Petruik, Courtney R

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University of Alberta Seniors and casino gambling: Experiences of play and managing risk by Courtney Rae Petruik A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts Department of Sociology ©Courtney Rae Petruik Spring 2012 Edmonton, Alberta Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only.
Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the authors prior written permission. 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. Acknowledgements I offer my greatest appreciation and deepest gratitude to all who supported me thro...





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