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Third Social and Economic Impact Study of Gambling in Tasmania (2015): Volume 3: Assessment of Gambling Harm Minimisation Measures

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posted on 2015-11-01, 00:00 authored by ACIL Allen Consulting, Social Research Centre, The Problem Gambling Research and Treatment Centre
Third Social and Economic Impact Study of Gambling in Tasmania (2015): Volume 3: Assessment of Gambling Harm Minimisation Measures

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1-207

Language

eng

Research statement

The gambling industry in Tasmania has been evaluated in a series of impact studies since 2008. The current volume, the Third Social and Economic Impact Study of Gambling in Tasmania provides findings from 2015. This report was created in partnership by ACIL Allen Consulting, The Problem Gambling Research Centre (PGRTC) and the Social Research Centre (SRC) by the Tasmanian Department of Treasury and Finance. The study comprises of three volumes. Volume 3 (this report) provides a summary of the assessment of gambling harm minimisation measures. A. multi-method approach was taken, including a literature review, stakeholder consultation, public submissions, a longitudinal CATI survey across three waves and a longitudinal qualitative interview across two waves. Key findings included the total financial costs of the harm minimisation measures were between $36 and $45 million. These costs equate to between $2,346 and $8,684 per at-risk gambler per year. The impacts of the harm minimisation measures and costs were concentrated among at-risk gamblers.

Publication classification

A6 Research report/technical paper

Publisher

The Tasmanian Department of Treasury and Finance

Place of publication

Hobart, Tas.

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