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Nothing to lose? an ethnography of gambling in clubs

Kirk, Elizabeth Jane

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Gambling is a significant part of many Australian communities. Recent political debate has explored the role of poker machines (pokies) in problem gambling. This debate, however, has not fully explored what gambling, particularly gambling in clubs, means to the people who do it recreationally and regularly: why do they gamble, what does gambling in a club mean, what is the context in which gambling occurs, and what do patrons get out of a visit to the club? This thesis explores these questions...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/173571
DOI: 10.25911/5d9daa355033c

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