Casino gaining offense inmates: What are these men like?

  • authors:

    George Kaiser, Jackie Moten, Donald I. Templer
  • published in

    : 1994
  • summary

    : The characteristics of 28 men convicted for casino gaming offenses in Nevada were determined. Twenty-seven of these inmates cheated using slot or video poker machines. Most of the subjects used slugs. The other cheated at cards. Compared to other inmates, a disproportionate number of inmates were white. There were no black inmates incarcerated for this crime. Eighteen (57%) of the gaming offenders were over the age of 40 when convicted, in significant comparison to 27% of the general population inmates. They had significantly more aliases than the general population inmates. None of the gaming offenders had a history of violent felony convictions. They had, however, a history of great social, marital, occupational, and financial instability in addition to a criminal life style.
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  • type

    : article in journal
  • publisher

    : Springer Netherlands
  • is part of a publication

    : Journal of Gambling Studies
  • volume

    : 10
  • issue

    : 3
  • copyright

    : © Springer
  • original language

    : English
  • article pagination

    : start page: 237 - end page: 246
  • keywords

    : casino , casino gambling
  • Article entered in GambLIB database on nov. 28. 2008, 14:11
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