Latest annual data on gaming machine activity in hotels and clubs suggests that gambling expenditure – i.e. player losses – has partially recovered in the key northern regional economies of Whyalla, Port Augusta and the group of councils comprising Roxby Downs, Coober Pedy and Flinders Ranges. These recoveries follow relatively large falls over earlier years […]
As Australia recently listened to harrowing stories of the major banks providing money to addicted gamblers at the Banking Royal Commission, we recalled that this is not a new issue.
The Centre published a report – Problem gamblers and the role of the financial sector – in 2010 and the issues seem as vexed now as […]
The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry will no doubt have many case studies referred to it pointing to current practices that appear to be unethical, display poor judgement on the part of the ‘offering institutions’ and other instances of poor lending and supervisory practice.
One of the most complained […]
Latest regional gambling data shows continued decline in gaming machine expenditure across most regions in South Australia
Expenditure on electronic gaming machines (EGM) located in hotels and clubs fell across most regions of South Australia in 2016/17. These results are contained in the latest edition of SACES’s Gambling Database which provides regional level data on gaming machine activity in South Australian licensed venues (excluding the Casino).¹ The database is compiled from data […]
The SA Centre for Economic Studies electronic gaming machine database has been updated to include data for the 2012/13 financial year. The database provides regional information on gaming machine activity in hotels and clubs, including the number of machines and venues, gambling expenditure and taxation revenue. The database is compiled from data sourced from Consumer […]
Gambling Research Australia (GRA) has recently invited the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies to undertake a national research project on the casino industry in Australia. The GRA noted that the majority of gambling research has been conducted at a venue level focusing principally on hotels and clubs. However, casinos have a unique place within […]
The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies has been asked to participate in a peer review and advisory capacity to assist with a comprehensive economic and social impact study on the introduction of casino gambling in Massachusetts (USA).
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) recently commissioned a $3.65 million 3 to 6 year study that will investigate […]
The Centre’s gambling database has been updated for the 2010/11 financial year.
The database provies regional level information on electronic gaming machine (EGM) activity in South Australia for EGMs located in hotels and clubs. Data contained in the database includes the number of gaming machines and venues, gambling expenditure, taxation revenue, as well as relative estimates […]
The SA Centre for Economic Studies has established a new Independent Gambling Research Consortium (IGRC) comprising researchers dedicated to undertaking independent, evidence based research into the nature and impact of gambling. Key areas of expertise include the psychological, health, economic, financial, social and community and legal dimensions of gambling, along with experience in conducting applied […]
The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs recently published an Occasional Paper prepared by the SA Centre for Economic Studies on problem gamblers and the role of the financial sector.
The focus of the paper is to ascertain the behaviour of problem gamblers in Australia with regards to accessing funds, particularly from joint […]