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05.02.2024 | Original Paper

“If You Don’t Arrange Your Bets Well You Will Still Lose”: Gambling Strategies of Visually Impaired Students

verfasst von: Ralph Frimpong, Ernest Yeboah Acheampong

Erschienen in: Journal of Gambling Studies

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Abstract

Few studies have focused on people with hearing loss and intellectual disabilities engaging in gambling activities. However, people with visual impairments’ energetic participation in sports betting activities is unexplored. This article highlights sports betting strategies of visually impaired students to understand how their motives affect their gambling behaviours as an alternative to their survival. Six male adults aged between 27 and 40 years participated using semi-structured interviews, which were conducted face-to-face, recorded, transcribed, and thematically analysed with the Braun and Clarke model. Findings show that sports betting prevails in communities fostering peer persuasion including family relations serving as an inducer for visually impaired students. Their strategies are varied including the fewer the better concept based on teams’ selection dynamics. While they are inspired by potential economic gains, some recognise it as acquiring entrepreneurial skills because of risk-taking, thus asymmetry and disconnected. The article recommends stakeholders' education to provide better policies that can remind them to bet for leisure or desist from gambling.
Fußnoten
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Sports betting is the act of risking money, etc. on the unknown result of an event (Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary). The term sports betting is used interchangeably with gambling in this study.
 
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The rate at that time was 1 cedis to 0.87dollar (as at 20/09/2023).
 
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Metadaten
Titel
“If You Don’t Arrange Your Bets Well You Will Still Lose”: Gambling Strategies of Visually Impaired Students
verfasst von
Ralph Frimpong
Ernest Yeboah Acheampong
Publikationsdatum
05.02.2024
Verlag
Springer US
Erschienen in
Journal of Gambling Studies
Elektronische ISSN: 1573-3602
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10899-023-10279-y