Gambling Alone ? A Study of Solitary and Social Gambling in America

  title={Gambling Alone ? A Study of Solitary and Social Gambling in America},
  author={D. Robert V. Dickens and Paul D. Shapiro},
Bo J. Bernhard* David R. Dickens Paul D. Shapiro In his acclaimed 2000 book Bowling Alone. Robert Putnam documents a disturbing social trend of the broadest kind. Putnam cites a wide variety of data that indicate that over the past fifty years, Americans have become increasingly socially disengaged. In developing this theme, Putnam specifically cites the increase in casino gambling (and especially machine gambling) as evidence in support of his argument. Building on the empirical and… CONTINUE READING

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