Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts Honours
Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
Dr Peter Van Onselen
Greater accessibility of electronic gaming machines increases the prevalence of problem gambling. The emergence of gaming machines in the context of Australian gambling is a relatively recent phenomenon. Victoria has had strong growth in electronic gaming machines, whereas in Western Australia growth and accessibility has been very limited. This dissertation examines the importance of gambling revenue to the state economies, what factors explain Western Australia's lower dependence on gambling revenue and the extent to which problem gambling is more prevalent in Victoria.
Blake, R. (2006). The politics of problem gambling: Explaining differences between Victoria and Western Australia. https://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses_hons/1189