The Indirect Impacts of Smoking Bans in Gaming Venues
AbstractRecent changes in smoking laws have influenced gambling behaviour at Electronic Gaming Machine (EGM) venues. In this paper we review the literature that examines the interrelationship between gambling, problem gambling and smoking in order to gauge the indirect effects of smoking bans in gaming venues. We then perform an analysis on the consequences of a smoking ban in Victoria, Australia that was instituted on September 1st, 2002. This analysis investigates the nature of the pattern of drops in local EGM revenue and the impact on the state tax revenue.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The University of Melbourne in its series Department of Economics - Working Papers Series with number 1105.
Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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slot machines; pokies; tax revenue; border effects;
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