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Title:
EXAMINING THE PERSPECTIVES AND PARTICIPATIONS OF LOCAL RESIDENTS TOWARD GAMBLING IN MACAU AND SINGAPORE

Authors:
Yeong-Shyang Chen; Shou-Tsung Wu

Abstract:
This study utilizes the viewpoints of Macau and Singapore residents to examine (1) the differences of residents' attitudes, cognitions, and behaviors toward gambling; and (2) what the determinate factors of influencing residents' participations in gambling activities in casinos are. This study collected 416 (Macau) and 409 (Singapore) survey responses during March and June, 2013. The results revealed that, with exception of two variables "Do you understand the natures of casino jobs" and "Have you any work experience in a casino", there are certain degrees no significant differences of residents' attitudes, cognitions, and behaviors towards gambling in both regions. In addition, the most crucial factor of influencing residents to participate in gambling behaviors is the perspective "What is your opinion to gambling behaviors?" Regarding to the control variable, "Marital status" and "Gender" were chosen as the crucial influential factors by Macau and Singapore residents respectively.

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