Journal of Gambling Studies

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 143–164 | Cite as

Machismo: Manifestations of a cultural value in the Latin American casino

  • William N. Thompson


Casino operations were observed in twelve Latin American countries. Owners, managers, employees, players, and government regulators in each of these countries were interviewed. The concept of machismo is described in its historical and cultural context. It is then used to illuminate casino operations and the mode of play in existence in these casinos.


Cultural Context Government Regulator Latin American Country American Casino Casino Operation 
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© Human Sciences Press 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • William N. Thompson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Nevada-Las VegasLas Vegas

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