FI schedules and persistence at gambling in the U.K. betting office.

@article{Dickerson1979FISA,
  title={FI schedules and persistence at gambling in the U.K. betting office.},
  author={Mark G. Dickerson},
  journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis},
  year={1979},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={
          315-23
        }
}
This study reports on the direct observations of customers in two U.K. betting offices gambling on horse and dog races. These observations revealed that bets were more frequently placed in the last minutes just prior to the start (the OFF), and that this was caused by high-frequency gamblers (customers who had eight or more bets in a session) consistently placing their bets in the last two minutes prior to the OFF. Low-frequency gamblers (three or fewer bets/session) avoided this time period… CONTINUE READING

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