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Youth gambling in Australia (1996-97).

Ohtsuka, Keis and Maddern, Robyn (1999) Youth gambling in Australia (1996-97). In: National Association for Gambling Studies Practitioners Conference Proceedings Adelaide 1998. National Association for Gambling Studies, Kew, Vic., Australia, pp.175 to 183.

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Abstract

In recent years Australian gambling expenditure has grown twice as fast as the rest of the economy. Gambling is a readily available leisure activity in Australia. Under these conditions, there is a growing concern for youth participation in gambling. The aim of this article was to review three Australian studies (Hebron, 1997; Maddern 1996; Moore & Ohtsuka, 1997) on youth gambling, to ascertain participation rates and provide information on the characteristics of young gamblers. Participation rates were compared with international studies (e.g., Stinchfield, Cassuto, Winters, & Latimer, 1997) and intervention strategies for youth gamblers in the Australian context were discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: review, youth gambling research (1996-97), Australia
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Depositing User: Dr Keis Ohtsuka
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:38
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/358
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