Expenditure on electronic gaming machines in the Northern Territory: a venues-based analysis

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Community Benefit Committee, Department of Justice, Northern Territory Government 2008, Expenditure on electronic gaming machines in the Northern Territory: a venues-based analysis, report prepared by M Young, W Tyler, D Lamb, D & M Stevens, School for Social and Policy Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT. ISBN: 9780980457858

Report available online at http://www.dob.nt.gov.au/gambling-licensing/gambling/gambling-research/Pages/expenditure-on-electronic-gaming-machines-nt.aspx


This report presents a supply-side analysis of electronic gaming machine (EGM) venues in the NT. It is the primary output of Project C6 “Typology of Gaming Machine Venues in the NT”. The objective of this project is to explore the characteristics of particular venues in the NT. This was achieved through a series of analyses of the Northern Territory Department of Justice EGM Player Loss Database over the past decade. The report combines the key findings from the range of supply side analyses of venues conducted by the CDU research team during 2008 in a single document. It presents some descriptive analysis of EGM trends by venue type, explores the spatial and temporal distribution of expenditure over a five year period (for which monthly data was available), and constructs separate typologies for clubs and hotels that may be used to aid regulatory decision making (see Young et al. 2006, Gambling Practice and Policy in the Northern Territory: A Research Programme). Its purpose is to present a plain-language description of each analysis with their key implications for research and harm minimisation.