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Consumer perspectives on gambling harm minimisation measures in an Australian jurisdiction

Jackson, Alun C., Christensen, Darren R., Francis, Kate L. and Dowling, Nicki A. 2016, Consumer perspectives on gambling harm minimisation measures in an Australian jurisdiction, Journal of gambling studies, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 801-822, doi: 10.1007/s10899-015-9568-4.

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Title Consumer perspectives on gambling harm minimisation measures in an Australian jurisdiction
Author(s) Jackson, Alun C.
Christensen, Darren R.
Francis, Kate L.ORCID iD for Francis, Kate L. orcid.org/0000-0002-1751-5313
Dowling, Nicki A.
Journal name Journal of gambling studies
Volume number 32
Issue number 2
Start page 801
End page 822
Total pages 22
Publisher Springer
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2016-06
ISSN 1050-5350
1573-3602
Keyword(s) harm minimisation
problem gambling
consumer perspectives
EGMs
Summary This paper investigates consumer perspectives of implemented and proposed gambling harm minimisation measures taken from a geographically stratified survey of adult residents in Tasmania, Australia. Electronic gaming machine (EGM) gamblers were asked whether current and proposed EGM harm minimisation measures impacted on their actual or anticipated gambling expenditure and enjoyment. Participants were analysed based on their endorsement of Problem Gambling Severity Index criteria (scores 0–27), and categorised as non-problem gamblers (score 0), low-risk gamblers (scores 1–2), and moderate/problem gamblers (scores 3?). Specifically, we wanted to identify harm minimisation policies that resulted in the lowest decreases in enjoyment for non-problem gamblers and the highest decreases in expenditure for moderate/problem gamblers. Regarding current policies, the lowest decrease in enjoyment for non-problem gamblers was the ban on Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in EGM venues (0.2 %) while the highest decrease in expenditure for moderate/problem gamblers was the reduction in maximum lines (46.9 %). For the proposed measures, the lowest decrease in enjoyment for non-problem gamblers was visible clocks (1.2 %) while the highest decrease in expenditure for moderate/problem gamblers was reducing cash withdrawals (36.3 %). These results suggest universal EGM harm minimisation measures can differentially target non-problem and moderate/problem gamblers.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s10899-015-9568-4
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
1506 Tourism
1701 Psychology
1608 Sociology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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