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NCJ Number: 127473 Find in a Library
Title: Gambling in Australia
Journal: Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice  Issue:24  Dated:(July 1990)  Pages:complete issue
Author(s): S Pinto; P Wilson
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 5
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This analysis of the nature and extent of gambling in Australia and the associated policy issues concludes that both legal and illegal gambling are difficult to control and that regular monitoring of gambling policies is critical to the elimination of criminally controlled gambling and the reduction of social problems resulting from gambling.
Abstract: Forms of gambling include bookmaking, lotteries, poker machines, casinos, and two-up. Government policies have gradually changed from prohibition of most forms of gambling to support for commercial gambling for revenue purposes and casino development. However, crime is associated with certain types of gambling, including illegal casinos, poker machines, bookmaking, and race fixing. Compulsive gambling is also a concern. Government policies should focus on both solving existing problems and establishing innovative and effective future policies. More research will be needed if these goals are to be accomplished. Tables and 27 references
Main Term(s): Gambling control; Legal gambling
Index Term(s): Australia; Illegal gaming/gambling
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