Why do Internet gamblers prefer online versus land-based venues? Some preliminary findings and implications

@article{Wood2007WhyDI,
  title={Why do Internet gamblers prefer online versus land-based venues? Some preliminary findings and implications},
  author={Robert T. Wood and Robert John Williams and Paul K. Lawton},
  journal={Journal of Gambling Issues},
  year={2007}
}
At a time when land-based gambling opportunities are widely available, why might some people choose or prefer to gamble on the Internet? We investigate this question using qualitative and quantitative data collected from an Internet-based survey of 1,920 Internet gamblers. The primary reasons people gave for preferring Internet gambling were (a) the relative convenience, comfort, and ease of Internet gambling; (b) an aversion to the atmosphere and clientele of land-based venues; (c) a… 

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