The effect of smoke-free policies on electronic gaming machine expenditure in Victoria, Australia

Siahpush, M. and Lal, A. 2008, The effect of smoke-free policies on electronic gaming machine expenditure in Victoria, Australia, in SRNT 2008 : Proceedings of the 14th Annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Portland, Oregon, 2008, [Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco], [Madison, W. I ], pp. 127-127.

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Title The effect of smoke-free policies on electronic gaming machine expenditure in Victoria, Australia
Author(s) Siahpush, M.
Lal, A.
Conference name Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. Meeting (14th : 2008 : Portland, Oregon)
Conference location Portland, Oregon
Conference dates 27 - 29 February 2008
Title of proceedings SRNT 2008 : Proceedings of the 14th Annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Portland, Oregon, 2008
Publication date 2008
Start page 127
End page 127
Total pages 150 p.
Publisher [Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco]
Place of publication [Madison, W. I ]
Summary Objective: To examine the impact of smoke-free policies in Victorian gambling venues on electronic gaming machine (EGM) expenditure.

Method: Monthly EGM expenditure from July 1998 to December 2005, provided by the Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation and the Office of the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner in South Australia, was analysed. The outcome measure was the ratio of monthly expenditure for Victoria to monthly expenditure in South Australia. Intervention analysis and autoregressive integrated moving average modelling were used to assess the impact of the smoke-free policy on expenditure.

Results: The smoke-free policy resulted in an abrupt, long-term decrease in the level of EGM expenditure. The mean level of monthly expenditure decreased by approximately 14%.

Conclusion: The smoke-free policy not only protects hospitality workers and patrons from exposure to secondhand smoke but has also had an impact on slowing gambling losses.
Notes Poster Session.
Located on the 153rd page in the attached link.
Language eng
Field of Research 150402 Hospitality Management
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category EN.1 Other conference paper
Copyright notice ©2008, SRNT
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30021008

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Collection: Public Health Research, Evaluation, and Policy Cluster
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