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Glass Ceiling Or Saran Wrap™? Women In Gaming Management
UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal
  • Wanda M. Costen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Christian E. Hardigree
  • Michael A. Testagrossa
  • Gaming,
  • management,
  • women,
  • social closure,
  • dual economy,
  • periphery industries
Document Type
Original Research Article
This study explores women's representation in gaming management in the 24 highest gross revenue gaming establishments in America. While almost 54% of foodservice and lodging employees are women, and approximately 44% of the managers in foodservice and lodging are women, one area of hospitality seems to be lagging-gaming. Our data indicated that women held 123 of 496 positions or 24.8% of casino management positions. Almost 68% of these female managers were in non-gaming positions. Our findings appear to support social closure theory since 11 of the 40 women in gaming management positions were in the cage department, and 4 of the 5 managers in Keno departments were women.
Citation Information
Wanda M. Costen, Christian E. Hardigree and Michael A. Testagrossa. "Glass Ceiling Or Saran Wrap™? Women In Gaming Management"
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