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Attitudes towards community gambling venues and support for regulatory reform: an online panel study of residents in New South Wales, Australia

Overview of attention for article published in Harm Reduction Journal, April 2018
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Title
Attitudes towards community gambling venues and support for regulatory reform: an online panel study of residents in New South Wales, Australia
Published in
Harm Reduction Journal, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12954-018-0218-x
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Authors

Amy Bestman, Samantha L. Thomas, Melanie Randle, Hannah Pitt, Mike Daube

Abstract

Harmful gambling has been identified as an important public health issue that affects individuals, families and the broader community. One gambling product, electronic gambling machines (EGMs), has been associated with significant gambling harm in Australia. There has been limited research that has explored community perceptions of EGMs and attitudes towards reform. This study, conducted in NSW, Australia, aimed to explore community use of EGM venues (clubs and hotels containing EGMs), attitudes towards EGMs and whether the use of these venues influenced attitudes towards EGM reform. An online survey was conducted with 500 adults aged 16 years and over, representative of the population for age and gender. Discrete choice and open-ended questions were used to gather data on gambling behaviours, use of and attitudes towards EGMs and EGM venues and support for gambling harm reduction measures. Three quarters of participants had visited an EGM venue in the previous year. Participants who had attended such venues were significantly more likely to use EGMs at least once per month. Participants attended EGM venues for a range of reasons including use of non-gambling facilities such as restaurants, the social aspects of the venue and ease of access to the venue. Some participants also attended EGM venues specifically for the gambling facilities. Most participants identified some negative impacts of EGMs for local communities and were supportive of measures to reduce the number of EGMs and prevent children's exposure to EGMs in such venues. This study shows a high level of support for EGM reform amongst both individuals who attend EGM venues and also those who do not. There is potential for government to further regulate EGMs and the environments where they are located.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 40 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 13%
Researcher 4 10%
Student > Master 3 8%
Student > Bachelor 2 5%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 17 43%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 8 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 10%
Psychology 4 10%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 15 38%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 May 2018.
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#1,070,134
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#165
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#27,111
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