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Article
Publication date: 11 June 2018

Andrew Lindridge, Sharon E. Beatty and William Magnus Northington

Gambling is increasingly a global phenomenon, derided by some as exploitative and viewed by others as entertainment. Despite extensive research into gambling motivations…

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Purpose

Gambling is increasingly a global phenomenon, derided by some as exploitative and viewed by others as entertainment. Despite extensive research into gambling motivations, previous research has not assessed whether gaming choice is a function of one’s personal motivations or simply a desire to gamble in general, regardless of game choice among recreational gamblers. The purpose of this study is to explore this theme by considering “illusion of control” where luck and skill may moderate gambling motivation.

Design/methodology/approach

This study applies two motivation theories, hedonic consumption theory and motivation disposition theory, and examines heuristic perspectives related to gambling. Three stages of qualitative data collection were undertaken.

Findings

The findings indicate that for recreational gamblers, gaming choice is a function of personal motives. Hence, gamblers chose games that reflect their needs or motives, focusing on the game or games that best allow them to achieve their goals and desires.

Research limitations/implications

These findings shed light on an important topic and include an in-depth examination of recreational gamblers’ motivations. Further quantitative examinations should be considered.

Practical implications

This research could be used by practitioners or researchers in better segmenting the casino recreational gambling market.

Originality/value

While many researchers have examined gambling motivations and even gambling motivations by venue (e.g. casino versus online), few researchers have focused on gamblers’ choice of games and even fewer have studied recreational gamblers’ motivations with a qualitatively rich approach, resulting in some useful perspectives on drivers of recreational gamblers by personal motives.

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Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, vol. 21 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-2752

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Publication date: 1 April 1997

Bob Sang, Linda Howard and Ian Campbell

Reports on a project which looked into the impact of “local pay” on four different types of Trust. Notes that all four were working towards ameliorating the preceived…

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Reports on a project which looked into the impact of “local pay” on four different types of Trust. Notes that all four were working towards ameliorating the preceived threat of local pay. Reports the use of various methodological approaches such as semi‐structured interviews and a team diagnostic exercise and comes up with numerous findings.

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Health Manpower Management, vol. 23 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-2065

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Publication date: 1 June 1997

Bob Sang, Linda Howard and Ian Campbell

Second part of an item featuring action research with four different trusts to investigate factors relating to the implementation of the local pay policy. Describes…

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Second part of an item featuring action research with four different trusts to investigate factors relating to the implementation of the local pay policy. Describes methodologies used, such as clinical team diagnosis and cognitive mapping. Looks at the way forward, listing critical factors in ensuring successful implementation.

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Health Manpower Management, vol. 23 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-2065

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Publication date: 1 September 2004

There’s a word which keeps cropping up in business magazines, newspapers’ business and financial pages, money markets and boardrooms throughout the USA, the UK and the…

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There’s a word which keeps cropping up in business magazines, newspapers’ business and financial pages, money markets and boardrooms throughout the USA, the UK and the rest of the European Union – and that word is China. Whether it’s fascinating statistics – such as 50 percent of the world’s cement production currently going into China, that car production increased 80 percent last year, that by next year the EU could become China’s most important trading partner, or that the Chinese economy is expected to overtake the United States’ by the year 2041 – or talk of a more liberated society, China is the buzzword.

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Strategic Direction, vol. 20 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0258-0543

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Publication date: 1 April 1988

Timothy C. Weiskel

This article reviews areas of common concern between librarians on the one hand and scholars on the other as they each attempt to pursue their work in an era of electronic…

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This article reviews areas of common concern between librarians on the one hand and scholars on the other as they each attempt to pursue their work in an era of electronic information. The issues require the attention of both librarians and scholars, and it is argued that both communities need now to talk more extensively with one another in an effort to re‐think the fundamental role of the university library in the coming years. The function and importance of Integrated Scholarly Information Systems (ISIS) are discussed with examples to illustrate the ways in which scholars are likely to acquire and integrate electronic information in the future. The article concludes with reflections on two contradictory trends that are emerging in scholarly research with the expansion of electronic research systems.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 6 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Publication date: 1 February 1984

Hannelore B. Rader

The following annotated list of materials on providing library orientation to users and instructing them in library and information skills is the tenth annual review of…

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The following annotated list of materials on providing library orientation to users and instructing them in library and information skills is the tenth annual review of this literature and covers publications from 1983. A few items have not been annotated because the compiler was unable to secure a copy of these items.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 12 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 19 June 2002

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Managing People in Entrepreneurial Organiztions
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76230-877-4

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Publication date: 14 November 2016

Robert H. Herz

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More Accounting Changes
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-629-1

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Book part
Publication date: 1 July 2005

Jeremy Reynolds and Linda A. Renzulli

This paper uses a representative sample of U.S. workers to examine how self-employment may reduce work-life conflict. We find that self-employment prevents work from…

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This paper uses a representative sample of U.S. workers to examine how self-employment may reduce work-life conflict. We find that self-employment prevents work from interfering with life (WIL), especially among women, but it heightens the tendency for life to interfere with work (LIW). We show that self-employment is connected to WIL and LIW by different causal mechanisms. The self-employed experience less WIL because they have more autonomy and control over the duration and timing of work. Working at home is the most important reason the self-employed experience more LIW than wage and salary workers.

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Entrepreneurship
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76231-191-0

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Publication date: 1 January 1986

Less than a decade ago, local area networks (LANs) hardly existed. Today, they account for a burgeoning multimillion dollar market that promises to change the way…

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Less than a decade ago, local area networks (LANs) hardly existed. Today, they account for a burgeoning multimillion dollar market that promises to change the way organizations manage information. This phenomenal growth is a result of new technologies as well as institutional needs to efficiently interconnect expanding numbers of personal computers and peripheral hardware. Local area networks have grown in importance as computing services in organizations have become less and less centralized. They can be used to special advantage in situations where individuals need access to the highly specialized data of other users on an irregular and low‐demand basis.

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M300 and PC Report, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0743-7633

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