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Change and continuity in a help-seeking problem gambling population: A five-year record*

Alun C Jackson, Shane A Thomas, Tangerine A Holt, Neil Thomason

Journal of Gambling Issues | Journal of Gambling Issues

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of some trends among problem gamblers seeking help through the BreakEven/Gambler's Help problem gambling counselling services in Victoria, Australia, between July 1995 and June 2000. Data presented are drawn from details collected on clients at registration, assessment, and all other client contacts to form a Problem Gambling Services minimum data set (MDS). Analysis of the MDS shows a number of noteworthy trends towards continuity or change. A major element of continuity is the ability of the service to attract women, who constitute around 50% of the clients for the period. Major changes include the increasing trend towards presentation of clients at an earli..

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