Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
Inducements and the Hard Sell
- Author(s): Browne, Basil
- et al.
This paper takes a sociological approach to compulsive gambling and outlines the situational factors framing the subjective stages of becoming a compulsive gambler. Based on participant-observation at Golden Gate Fields, a horse-racing track in the San Francisco Bay Area, this paper examines the inducements the race track uses to get people to gamble.
Note: This paper was originally published in 1992 as a working paper by the Institute for the Study of Social Change, which later became the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues.