SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF GAMBLING

Course Code SOCI311
Credits 3.0
Hours / Week 3



In the past few decades there has been a significant increase in gambling related property development and investment across the globe as governments continue to look toward commercial gambling as way to alleviate fiscal stress. Despite the purported economic benefits from gambling such as tax revenues, increased employment, higher wages and payments to capital and enhanced economic growth, these benefits, should they occur, are not necessarily without costs.

This course advocates a balanced perspective to understand the various impacts of gambling behavior on society, family and individuals. It is focused on the economic and social domains, aiming to offer systematic analyses of the range of impacts and explore the strategies and tools in impact management. Given that impacts are most often context-specific, numerous cases and empirical research findings will be used.




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