The experience of gambling in an illegal casino: The gambling spin process

  title={The experience of gambling in an illegal casino: The gambling spin process},
  author={Moshe Bensimon and Alona Forkosh Baruch and Natti Ronel},
  journal={European Journal of Criminology},
  pages={21 - 3}
The present study depicts the experience of gambling in an illegal casino through a qualitative, phenomenological approach, in light of the criminal spin theory. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 gamblers and 4 staff members. Qualitative analysis of the data reveals several major categories that describe the participants’ experiences: fears in the illegal casino; learning through experience and with the assistance of a mentor; strengthening the sense of potency; a tunnel vision… 
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