Journal article

A Quantification of the Net Consumer Surplus from Gambling Participation

Matthew J Rockloff, Matthew Browne, Alex Myles Thomas Russell, Stephanie S Merkouris, Nicki A Dowling

Journal of Gambling Studies | SPRINGER | Published : 2019


Gambling exposes people to risk for harm, but also has recreational benefits. The present study aimed to measure gambling harm and gambling benefits on similar scales using two novel methods adapted from the Burden of Disease approach (McCormack et al. in Psychol Med 18(4):1007-1019, 1988; Torrance et al. in Health Serv Res 7(2):118-133, 1972) to find whether gambling either adds or subtracts from quality of life. A Tasmanian population-representative survey of 5000 adults (2534 female) from random digit dialling (RDD) of landline telephones in Tasmania (50%), as well as pre-screened Tasmanian RDD mobiles (17%) and listed mobile numbers (33%), measured gambling benefits and harms amongst gam..

View full abstract