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.


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
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Keywords review, youth gambling research (1996-97), Australia
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