Title

Gambling revenues as a public administration issue: electronic gaming machines in Victoria

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Pickernell, D, Keast, R, Brown, K, Yousefpour, N & Miller, C 2013, 'Gambling revenues as a public administration issue: electronic gaming machines in Victoria', Journal of Gambling Studies, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 689-701.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10899-012-9338-5

Abstract

Gambling activities and the revenues derived have been seen as a way to increase economic development in deprived areas. There are also, however, concerns about the effects of gambling in general and electronic gaming machines (EGMs) in particular, on the resources available to the localities in which they are situated. This paper focuses on the factors that determine the extent and spending of community benefit-related EGMgenerated resources within Victoria, Australia, focusing in particular on the relationships between EGM activity and socio-economic and social capital indicators, and how this relates to the community benefit resources generated by gaming.