Correspondence with proprietors of Snooker in Thimphu
This report was gathered by means of questionnaires. The total of 13 proprietors of snooker was interviewed in the main town. They shared views on the cause of problems in the entertainment places in general and specifically about how they conduct their places of entertainment to avoid possible inconveniences with and among the customers. In order to obtain the overview on the cause of problems and solutions to the same, they were also asked to rate their perceptions on the likeliness to cause problems and effectiveness of solutions. General Responses:
In general, they responded that they did not witness any problem in their places of entertainment owing to the following reasons: 1. They don’t let youth under substance and alcohol influence to come over and play. 2. Most visitors come in group and play amongst the group and chances of getting into problem are minimal after all. 3. They follow the closure timings strictly. So they don’t find any problem in their entertainment place. 4. With clear directives from the authority on banning the sale of alcohol, the possibility to cause problem is reduced. Proprietor’s Perception on the Cause of Problems
Figure 1 below shows the owner’s perception to the cause of problems. The numbers range in accordance of the seriousness in problems. It was rated on 6 point likert scale with 6 being most likely to cause problems and 1 being least likely to cause problems.
Figure 1: Proprietor's perception on the likely cause to problems in the entertainment places
Maximum respondents rated the sale of alcohol freely as most likely cause to the problems in the entertainment places and the drug use and lenient sentencing as next likely cause to the problems. Nearly half the respondents felt that Poor parental supervision and poor conduct of the staffs are least likely cause to the problem. They also commented that as most entertainment places are run purely for...
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