Journal of Gambling Studies

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 185–190 | Cite as

The lottery player in Cameroon: An exploratory study

  • Gabrielle A. Brenner
  • Martial Lipeb
  • Pierre Bikanda
Brief Report


We report on an ongoing survey of attitudes toward gambling in the two main cities of Cameroon, Douala and Yaounde. From the data it appears that lottery playing in Cameroon is an answer to the economic crisis that has plagued the country for some years. The results are similar to the ones obtained in previous Canadian, American and other studies in various countries.


Economic Crisis Exploratory Study Plague Main City Ongoing Survey 
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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabrielle A. Brenner
    • 1
  • Martial Lipeb
    • 2
  • Pierre Bikanda
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut d'économie appliquée, École des Hautes Etudes CommercialesMontréal(Québec)Canada
  2. 2.University of Douala (ESSEC)Cameroon

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