Journal article

The Identification of Low-risk Gambling Limits for Specific Gambling Activities

NA Dowling, GJ Youssef, C Greenwood, SS Merkouris, A Suomi, R Room

Journal of Gambling Studies | SPRINGER | Published : 2021


An emerging literature has identified optimal low-risk gambling limits in an effort to reduce gambling-related harm. Concerns have, however, been raised about the construction of aggregate low-risk limits that are applied to all gambling activities and there is support from gambling experts and the general public in Australia for the identification of low-risk limits for specific gambling activities. The study's aim was to identify and evaluate a set of empirically-based activity-specific limits (gambling frequency, gambling expenditure, gambling expenditure as a proportion of gross personal income, session expenditure, session duration) in a secondary analysis of Social and Economic Impact ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for this study was received from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Grants for Gambling Research Program (Round 6). The study involved secondary analyses of data collected for the second and third Social and Economic Impact Study of Gambling in Tasmania, which was funded by the Tasmanian Government Department of Treasury and Finance, and the ACT 2014 Survey on Gambling, Health and Wellbeing in the ACT, which was funded by the Australian Capital Territory Gambling and Racing Commission.