Pokies plunder: Problem gambling and public subsidies in a losing state – submission to the Independent Social and Economic Impact Study into Gambling in Tasmania

Selina Claxton 2007, Gambling, Research library, Submissions

Anglicare’s recommendation to this inquiry is to establish a turnover target, based on the level of expenditure at which the social and economic benefits are cancelled out by the social and economic costs. We believe that research shows that the number of problem gamblers and others affected by problem gambling is increasing, and, as we outline in this submission, we believe that a reduction in turnover is the only way to achieve genuine outcomes for these Tasmanians. We also believe that another important consideration is the current lack of independence in gambling regulation and policy‐making. This lack of independence has led to bad policy and poor process in the most disadvantaged state in the country, a state that can least afford its gambling losses.

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September 2007
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