ECON/HTMT 360, Tourism and the Gambling Industry
College of Charleston
Spring 2020 | Doug Walker

LECTURE OUTLINE & ASSIGNMENTS
** Everything on this page is subject to changeLast updated: 4/7/20. **

Date
QUIZ (Section covered)
Topic
Grinols,
Gambling in America
Walker,
Casinonomics

( ) = optional
 Reading
News Articles and Other Material
Other Stuff, Not Required
3/5 Intro: Disordered gambling - DSM-V, Pathological gambling - Boy at slot machine (pic)
Casino check cashing (pic)
The Onion, "83% of gamblers quit..."
3/10 Guest speaker - Will Cummings PDF | YouTube link
3/12 G: "Online class" 9, 10 - CBS 60 MinutesSlots: The Big Gamble  (v)
3/26 H: Diagnosis
- diagnostic instruments
- prevalence studies
- Lesieur & Blume (1987), South Oaks Gambling Screen
- Brief biosocial gambling screen
- St-Pierre & Walker (read sections I and II)
- Playresponsiblysc.com, warning signs
- Gamblers Anonymous, 12-step program
- Theory of rational addiction (v)
- Addiction (v), Kurzgesagt
3/31
I: Treatment & RG
- 12-step programs
- responsible gambling (RG)
- Schaler, Addiction is a ChoiceIntro | Ch 1 | 2
- Walker et al. (2015), "Setting Win Limits"
- Nelson Rose, "Gambler Just Can't Win"
- The Economist, The almost-winning addiction
- Twilight Zone, "The Fever" (1960)
- Stossel: Help Me! I Can't Help Myself! (v)
- Movie: Owning Mahowny

[not assigned b/c online]
4/2 H&I J: Social costs I
- crime
- drunk driving
- bankruptcy
- industry 'cannibalization'
12 - Walker & Sobel (2016), "Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling" [READ CAREFULLY!] - Penn & Teller, Bullshit! , 12-Step Programs
4/7 J K: Social costs II
- definition of "social cost"
- technological vs pecuniary externalities
- impact type/magnitude vs monetary estimate
78
[just skim
pp. 146-167]
13-16 - Thompson, et al. (1997), "Social and legal costs of compulsive gambling"
- Walker (2013), Social cost lecture PP
4/9 L. Social costs III
- Q&A (read everything from I and II first!)


4/14
J,K, & L M: Other issues?









- Grinols, Piety and Political Economy
[not required]
4/16






4/21

** FINAL EXAM **
Tuesday, April 28, 9:30-11:00