The size and growth of the Northern Territory’s Gambling Industry: Key financial indicators for the Territory’s regulated gambling industry

Tony Barnes, Matthew Stevens, Maren Thoss, Andrew Taylor

    Research output: Working paper

    Abstract

    In early 2016 there were a number of reports in Northern Territory and national media referring to increases in Northern Territory gambling and/or changes in regulations relating to gambling in the Northern Territory. These reports occurred at a time when the authors were engaged in analysing the results of a large prevalence survey of gambling activities and associated harms in the Northern Territory adult population. In order to provide a context for the interpretation of those results it was necessary to undertake summary analyses of some key financial indicators measuring flows of money associated with the Northern Territory’s gambling industry. Preliminary analyses of these data indicated large increases had occurred since the time of the previous Territory gambling prevalence survey in 2005. These increases did not occur uniformly across all types of gambling, with little or no change in some types of gambling but very large increases in other types. The combination of recent media interest, substantial but selective increases in some areas, along with a broad but incomplete public awareness of the growth in the Northern Territory-based online wagering industry stimulated the authors to undertake the analyses reported here.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationDarwin, Australia
    PublisherNorthern Institute
    Pages1-48
    Number of pages48
    Volume03/2017
    ISBN (Print)2207-3388
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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