The perceptions of Taiwanese hospitality and tourism educators toward developing a gaming recreation district in Penghu, Taiwan

by Chang, Wan-Ching.

Abstract (Summary)
Chang, (Last Name) Wan-Ching (First Name) The Perceptions of Taiwanese Hospitality and Tourism Educators toward Developing A Gaming Recreation District in Penghu, Taiwan. (Title) Hospitality and Tourism Dr. Sharon S. Giroux March, 2000 143 (Graduate Major) (Research Adviser) (Month/Year) (No. of Pages) APA (Name of Style Manual Used in this Study) This study utilized qualitative methods to examine ten Taiwanese Hospitality and Tourism professors for a more in-depth perspective concerning the benefits/costs associated with gaming entertainment. The researcher provided a comprehensive literature review of the gaming history and an overview of the developmental patterns of casino gaming as it occurred in the United States and some Asian Countries. The methods of data collection which were utilized in this study not only included the primary participants' testimonies but also secondary statistical data related to the casino industry in the state of Nevada and previous studies conducted in Taiwan. Because the differences between Taiwan and Penghu are critical factors and could have significant cultural and social impacts upon the people should a Gaming recreation district in Penghu be ii established, the setting of Taiwan and Penghu provided general information that included location, the economy, people, educational levels, tourism development, and society overall. Twenty-nine key themes and patterns were identified from the primary participants' testimonies and secondary data resources. The frequency of the themes and patterns were noted and meanings were provided. The findings in this study are discussed as they relate to the potential social and cultural impacts of implementing a Las Vegas type casino in Penghu. Recommendations for further study are provided. Ideally, the findings in this qualitative study could help contribute to the ultimate decisions of Taiwan government officials regarding this new industry. iii
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School:Centro Universitário do Planalto de Araxá

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:gambling taiwan


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