Gambling: Social influence to gain addiction (Sociological perspective)

Jovanoski, Aleksandar and Sharlamanov, Kire (2021) Gambling: Social influence to gain addiction (Sociological perspective). International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 12 (3). pp. 897-902. ISSN 2229-5518

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The belief that one can earn money and get rich quick and easy is one of the most enduring companions of human nature recorded in oldest book sources, mentioned even in the Bible 5,000 years ago. Along with prostitution, which is considered to be the oldest craft in the world, gambling is one of the oldest addictions and forms of deviant behavior known to mankind. The paper deals with the sociological perspective in research on gambling as a deviation and analyzes recent trends through the treatment of numerous studies on this topic. The paper discusses the causes, forms and consequences of the social environment of gambling as well as a section that deals with legal regulation and attempts to legally reduce or combat gambling as a deviant phenomenon. Agents of influence on the person who develops gambling addiction are considered and the roles of family, friends and social environment are presented as factors that contribute to the emergence of addiction. Gambling as an addiction is also considered in the context of the negative emotions that cause unusual and risky actions of individuals and is explained in the theory of interactive ritual chains by Randall Collins. The paper also tries to portray a typical profile of a gambler.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Prof. d-r. Aleksandar Jovanoski
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2021 08:20
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2021 08:20

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