New data on gaming machines

New data on gaming machine activity is now available in South Australia.

New data on gaming machine activity is now available in South Australia.
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Thursday, 19 November 2009

A new source of regional data on gaming machine activity in South Australia is now available.

The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies, a joint research centre of the University of Adelaide and Flinders University, has released a gambling database which provides annual information on the number of gaming machines, venues, gambling expenditure and taxation revenue for various regions of South Australia.

The database draws on information published by the Office of the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

"The database will hopefully provide a useful tool for researchers, local government, business, media and the broader community in terms of understanding trends in gaming machine activity in regions across South Australia," says Anthony Kosturjak, Senior Research Economist at the Centre.

The gambling database has been published as part of a new "gambling portal" hosted on the Centre's website - http://www.adelaide.edu.au/saces/gambling/ - which provides various resources in respect of gambling in South Australia and Australia.

In particular, it provides access to the extensive research that the Centre has conducted on the economic and social dimensions of gambling in Australia.

"The Centre's research attracts significant international interest, and with making our reports available online we hope to provide researchers with a convenient means of accessing our research," says Michael O'Neil, Executive Director of the Centre.

The gambling portal also includes a list of important dates covering the history of the gambling industry in South Australia and links to other relevant materials such as the Productivity Commission's recent Draft Report on Gambling in Australia.

The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies has expertise in analysing the economic and social impact of gambling activities, particularly electronic gaming machines.

 

Contact Details

Mr Anthony Kosturjak
Email: anthony.kosturjak@adelaide.edu.au
Senior Research Economist
South Australian Centre for Economic Studies
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 4547


Mr David Ellis
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Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
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