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Blackjack in the Kitchen: Understanding Online versus Casino Gambling

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  • June Cotte
  • Kathryn A. Latour
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    About $10 billion a year is spent by consumers worldwide on online gambling, and that number continues to grow. We present a qualitative, image-based study of 30 Las Vegas online and casino gamblers. By examining online gambling as a consumption experience, we examine what happens to consumption meaning as gambling moves away from a regulated physical space to an unregulated online space, one accessed from home. We explore the meaning of online gambling consumption to consumers and flesh out the social welfare implications of our findings. (c) 2008 by JOURNAL OF CONSUMER RESEARCH, Inc..

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    Article provided by University of Chicago Press in its journal Journal of Consumer Research.

    Volume (Year): 35 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 5 (09)
    Pages: 742-758

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    Handle: RePEc:ucp:jconrs:v:35:y:2009:i:5:p:742-758

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    1. Mizerski, Richard & Mizerski, Katherine & Lam, Desmond & Lee, Alvin, 2013. "Gamblers' habit," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 66(9), pages 1605-1611.
    2. Mizerski, Dick, 2013. "New research on gambling theory research and practice," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 66(9), pages 1587-1590.
    3. Jolley, William & Lee, Alvin & Mizerski, Richard & Sadeque, Saalem, 2013. "Permission email messages significantly increase gambler retention," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 66(9), pages 1617-1622.
    4. Martin, Ingrid M. & Kamins, Michael A. & Pirouz, Dante M. & Davis, Scott W. & Haws, Kelly L. & Mirabito, Ann M. & Mukherjee, Sayantani & Rapp, Justine M. & Grover, Aditi, 2013. "On the road to addiction: The facilitative and preventive roles of marketing cues," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 66(8), pages 1219-1226.

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