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dc.contributor.author Williams, Robert J.
dc.contributor.author Wood, Robert T.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-03T16:52:37Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-03T16:52:37Z
dc.date.issued 2007-09
dc.identifier.citation Williams, R. J., & Wood, R. T. (2007). The proportion of Ontario gambling revenue derived from problem gamblers. Canadian Public Policy, 33(3), 367-387. en
dc.identifier.issn 0317-0861 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1911-9917 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/753
dc.description.abstract The proportion of gambling revenue derived from problem gamblers is an important issue when considering the appropriateness of government-sponsored gambling. Figures obtained from prior research are tentative due to methodological problems and the mismatch between reported expenditures and actual gambling revenue. Using improved methods for assessing the prevalence of problem gambling and self-reported gambling expenditures, the present study estimates that the 4.8% of problem gamblers in Ontario in 2003 accounted for approximately 36% of Ontario gambling revenue. This proportion varied as a function of game type, with a lower proportion for lotteries, instant win tickets, bingo, and raffles and a higher proportion for horse racing and slot machines. Key Words: gambling, problem gambling, government, Ontario, OLG en
dc.description.sponsorship Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Toronto Press en
dc.subject Gambling -- Economic aspects -- Ontario en
dc.subject Compulsive gambling -- Economic aspects -- Ontario en
dc.title The Proportion of Ontario Gambling Revenue Derived From Problem Gamblers en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Sociology en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en

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