NSW regulator publishes new study on nighttime gambling

NSW regulator publishes new study on nighttime gambling

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NSW regulator publishes new study on nighttime gambling

In a recent study commissioned by Liquor and Gaming NSW, the regulator has found a correlation between late-night gambling and gambling problems in local players.

The new study, conducted by Roy Morgan Reseach and STRS Consultants’ Dr. Matt Stevens, has found that people who gamble late at night or early in the morning have a much higher likelihood of experiencing various forms of gambling problems.

Most people who gambled at these times of the day were experiencing some form of gambling problems, with two thirds of players enjoying the pastime between 2 am and 8 am experiencing major gambling harms.

The study also found that people who gamble at the aforementioned times of the day are more focused on gambling via terminals, rather than enjoying the pastime with friends as part of a social activity.

“Over the future, we will be making use of the findings of this recent study as part of our decision making process. We have been concerned with the effects of late-night gambling on players for a little bit, and we have implemented several measures aiming to minimize the gambling problems stemming from gambling at these times of the day. Additionally, we have also developed a special guideline for our licensees to help them make use of the study’s findings and data to reduce harms for their players.”

commented Liquor and Gaming NSW’s Chair, Caroline Lamb.

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