The Productivity Commission's gambling inquiry: 3 years on
On 21 November 2002, the Chairman Gary Banks presented a keynote paper to the 12th Annual Conference of the National Association for Gambling Studies in Melbourne. The 1999 inquiry report was titled 'Australia's Gambling Industries'.
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How many 'problem gamblers'?
Cost and benefits of liberalising gambling
The real benefits are to consumers
Social costs need to be accounted for
Comparison with more recent studies
Gambling regulations were inadequate
A recent tapering in 'expenditure'
A 'maturing' market?
Tax is trending up
Developments in regulation
Industry 'self-regulation' initiatives
Developments in government regulation
Gaming machine 'caps' are widespread
The Internet gambling ban
The impact of smoking bans
Regulatory and policy-making processesv