Fifth Social and Economic Impact Study of Gambling in Tasmania

The fifth Social and Economic Impact Study of Gambling in Tasmania has commenced and is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2021. The Department of Treasury and Finance has appointed a multidisciplinary team comprising the SA Centre for Economic Studies, Engine, and the Centre of Policy Studies to conduct the latest independent review.

The study involves two broad elements:

  • provision of an analysis of key trends in gambling and comparisons with other states and territories, including, but not limited to, an update of the gambling industry structure and characteristics, changes and trends in gambling behaviours, and revenue; and
  • a gambling prevalence study to enable comparisons with previous Tasmanian prevalence studies.

As part of the study the research team is undertaking consultations with stakeholders and inviting written submissions from the community.

A discussion paper has been prepared that provides background information on relevant economic and social aspects of the gambling industry in Tasmania to inform the community consultations. A copy of the discussion paper can be downloaded here.

Details on how you can make a submission are provided at the end of the discussion paper.

The closing date for submissions is 16 October 2020.