Menzies Weekly Seminar - “Evaluating changes in pokies policy on user losses in the Northern Territory”

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Presenter:  Dr Matthew Stevens

Date: Jul 30, 2019

Time: 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Contact person:  Menzies Communications Team
T: 8946 8658

Location:  Auditorium | John Mathews Building (Bldg 58), Royal Darwin Hospital Campus (also available on WebEx)

Electronic gambling machines (EGMs) are in casinos and community venues (hotels and clubs) in all jurisdictions in Australia, except Western Australia (only in casino). EGMs have a range of features that can affect how people gamble, which can influence losses incurred by users. The Northern Territory Government recently changed two EGM policies – the introduction of note acceptors on EGMs in community venues, and an increase in the cap from 10 to 20 EGMs in hotels and 45 to 55 in clubs. This study evaluates two changes in EGM policy on user losses in community venues, and tracks changes in user losses per adult, EGM gambler, and EGM problem/moderate risk gambler between 2005 and 2015.

Matt is a public health researcher and statistician. He has worked as a consultant statistician across a range of disciplines from environmental science to epidemiology, read more on our website.
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