Poker machine gaming in Sydney clubs

Document Type

Conference publication

Publication details

Breen, H & Hing, N & Weeks, P 1998, 'Poker machine gaming in Sydney clubs', in B Faulkner, C Tidswell & D Weaver (eds), CAUTHE 1998: Progress in Tourism and Hospitality Management; proceedings of the Eighth Australian Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Qld, 11-14 February, Bureau of Tourism Research, Canberra, ACT, p. 407.


This study is the first stage of a three stage project which aims to investigate the poker machine playing behaviour of Sydney registered club members of different social, demographic and ethnic backgrounds. The main objective of the overall project was to evaluate the adequacy of services available to Sydney populations most at risk of developing problematic gambling behaviour.