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The Proportion of Gaming Revenue Derived from Problem Gamblers: Examining the Issues in a Canadian Context

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dc.contributor.author Williams, Robert J.
dc.contributor.author Wood, Robert T.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-17T22:56:24Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-17T22:56:24Z
dc.date.issued 2004-12
dc.identifier.citation Williams, R. J., & Wood, R. T. (2004). The proportion of gaming revenue derived from problem gamblers: Examining the issues in a Canadian context. Analyses of Social Issues & Public Policy, 4(1), 1-13. en
dc.identifier.issn 1530-2415
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/373
dc.description Permission to include this article in the Alberta Gaming Research Institute's online collection has been purchased from Blackwell Publishing Ltd. en
dc.description.abstract The legitimacy of government-sponsored gambling and its continued expansion depends in part on the impact that gambling has on society and the extent to which gambling revenue is derived from vulnerable individuals. The purpose of the present article is to try to establish a valid estimate of the proportion of gaming revenue derived from problem gamblers in Canada. Using recent secondary data collected in eight Canadian provinces, we estimate this proportion to be 23.1%, compared to a problem gambling prevalence rate of 4.2%. This estimate must be seen as tentative, however, as self-reported expenditures are 2.1 times higher than actual provincial gaming revenues. en
dc.description.sponsorship Alberta Gaming Research Institute en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Limited en
dc.subject gamblers en
dc.subject gambling en
dc.subject revenue en
dc.title The Proportion of Gaming Revenue Derived from Problem Gamblers: Examining the Issues in a Canadian Context en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty School of Health Sciences
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Sociology
dc.description.peer-review Yes

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