ERIC Number: EJ788959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar-7
Reference Count: 0
What Colleges Can Do about Student Gambling
McClellan, George S.
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n26 pA33 Mar 2008
Several years ago, the author relates how he discovered that one of the undergraduates in his university has asked in an online bulletin board information on where one could find $25 or $50 Texas hold 'em games. It was then that he realized the subsequent growth of gambling among students and the seeming ambivalence to it on the part of many in higher education. In this article, the author describes some the of dramatic examples of students who have been brought to ruin as a result of pathological gambling. As such, the author calls on colleges to take a hard look at gambling among students. The author also offers suggestions on how higher education can deal with the varied risks of campus gambling.
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Undergraduate Students, Behavior Problems, Psychological Patterns, Mental Disorders, Educational Administration, Internet, Incidence, Debt (Financial), School Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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