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Reinterpretation of the Meaning of Speculation in Gambling. An Approach From the Concept of Play and Gambling

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2010, 34(6), pp.59-83
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

박미숙 1 Lee, Hoon 1 이영진 2

1한양대학교
2제주대학교

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ABSTRACT

Based on a close look at the meaning of speculation(i.e.,speculative characteristics of gambling), this study reinterpreted gambling as a spectrum from a play to an addictive activity. After a categorization of gamblers and a review of individual and social factors underlying gambling addiction, the meaning of speculation was interpreted both from a play and gambling perspective. From the entertainment culture or play perspective, gambling could be defined as a voluntary activity, pastime and relaxation, while it could be characterized as a game of luck and way of earning money from the gambling perspective. Finally, this study proposed a conceptual approach to play and gambling in gambling leisure activity and suggested the necessity of future research on the moderating factors which could hinder gambling addiction.

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