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An overview of residents' perceptions toward gaming development in local community Theory and practice

An overview of residents' perceptions toward gaming development in local community Theory and... Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to overview empirical research on gambling impacts, theories employed to these gambling impact studies and methodology of gambling impacts. Design/methodology/approach – An extensive review of literature on several gaming and tourism journals is presented. Findings – The paper summarizes theories associated with gaming research, gaming impact variables and methodological perspectives in gaming research. Practical implications – The overview of residents' perception provides policy makers to take appropriate actions, minimizing negative impact and maximizing positive impact of gaming industry. Originality/value – The paper is the most comprehensive review of both theories and methodologies of journal articles dealing with residents' perception toward gambling development from early 1980s through 2009. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes Emerald Publishing

An overview of residents' perceptions toward gaming development in local community Theory and practice

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1755-4217
DOI
10.1108/17554210911002156
Publisher site
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to overview empirical research on gambling impacts, theories employed to these gambling impact studies and methodology of gambling impacts. Design/methodology/approach – An extensive review of literature on several gaming and tourism journals is presented. Findings – The paper summarizes theories associated with gaming research, gaming impact variables and methodological perspectives in gaming research. Practical implications – The overview of residents' perception provides policy makers to take appropriate actions, minimizing negative impact and maximizing positive impact of gaming industry. Originality/value – The paper is the most comprehensive review of both theories and methodologies of journal articles dealing with residents' perception toward gambling development from early 1980s through 2009.

Journal

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism ThemesEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 16, 2009

Keywords: Betting; Casinos; Tourism; Individual perception; Public opinion

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