Social and economic impact study into gambling in Tasmania: Volume 1

Abstract

Provides an overview to the study including a discussion of the methodology to address the social impacts from gambling, a review of the history and structure of the gambling industry in Tasmania, an examination of data/trends in gambling participation and finally, issues raised in submissions to the study. Discusses the approach to, and an assessment of, the economic impacts of gambling, including employment in TasmaniaĆ­s gambling industries and a consideration of the economic benefits of gambling and tourism. Assesses the financial impacts of gambling in Tasmania covering revenue generated, payments and administration. Considers an assessment of the social impacts of gambling with a discussion of problem gambling, the approach to harm minimisation, and a review of crime and gaming expenditure. Also examines regional variations in expenditure and concludes by quantifying the social and economic impacts of gambling. Outlines a future research framework.

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