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GAMBLING IN SPORTS BETTING – PRELIMINARY RESEARCH AMONG STUDENTS ON UNIVERSITY OF ZADAR

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Author(s): Zora Itković Zuckerman | Vladimir Prostran

Journal: Kriminologija i Socijalna Integracija
ISSN 1330-2604

Volume: 17;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 105;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: games on chance | betting | students | free time

ABSTRACT
Games of chance, united under name of gambling, are becaming more popular in the modern times, and the number of gamblersincreases progresively with the decrease of economic power of people. According to inveterate views on gambling in sports bettingis a “benign” form of games of chance. So this kind of “entertainment is being popularized mora and mora even through nationalmedia. However, for some of the gambler the game becomes the center of interests, because of gambling they neglect their work,styding and other activities. The individual control is being decreased even further by obsesively gambling everyday, and instead ofentertaining the game starts to control people leading them to addiction. In this research we study some aspects of the role of bettingin everyday life of students. The sample consisted of 113 questioned persons, and during the examination was used a questionnairethai was mode for that purpose and theoretically measurs the freqvency of betting, some attitude and motivation. The research hasconfi rmend aur assumption that the games on chance are concerning because of their increase. It pointed to one unpredicted factthe largest number of students gamble because they are bored. In that way, the hedonism, as the primary cause of excessive alcoholconsumation among the youth and one of the most signifi cantcauses of drug consumation, hasshown to be a key factor in studentsplaying games on chance.
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