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The Productivity Commission's gambling inquiry: 3 years on


  • Gary Banks

    (Productivity Commission)


In a presentation in November 2002 to the Annual Conference of the National Association for Gambling Studies in Melbourne, Productivity Commission Chairman Gary Banks provided an update on key developments in Australia’s gambling industries, three years after publication of the Commission’s 1999 inquiry report. While progress has been made in addressing problem gambling, it remains unclear whether problem gambling and its impacts have moderated. There is a need for more research on the effectiveness of consumer protection measures. Further reforms are also needed to ensure the independence of regulators and better regulatory enforcement.

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  • Gary Banks, 2003. "The Productivity Commission's gambling inquiry: 3 years on," Others 0304001, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpot:0304001
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    gambling - poker machines; Canadian Problem Gambling Index; Consumers; Dickerson method; Gambling; Internet gambling; Policy; Problem gamblers; Regulations; Social costs; SOGS; South Oaks Gambling Screen; Wagering;

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    • P - Economic Systems
    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Z - Other Special Topics


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