Charles Livingstone

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Discussion paper

7 Feb 2018

This paper estimates the costs of gambling harm to the Tasmanian economy as $341.58 million, more than three times the total gambling tax revenue accrued by the state in 2016-17.

Discussion paper

11 Jul 2017

The purpose of this paper is to provide policy makers, regulators and others with information about key design characteristics of electronic gambling machines (EGMs).


10 Feb 2017

The South Australian government will introduce from July a “point-of-consumption tax” to claw back some of the gambling tax revenue it is seeing disappear over the border.

The new tax is a reasonable response to a growing problem, and probably won’t send bookmakers to...


24 Jun 2016

State governments traditionally regulate gambling in Australia. They tend to work closely with “industry” to promote gambling’s benefits, as they see them.

These benefits include revenue for cash-strapped state treasuries (about $5.75 billion a year, $3.5 billion of it from pokies), glitzy tourist attractions...

Journal article

24 Sep 2014

What techniques are currently being used for electronic gambling machine harm minimisation, and do they work?


The use of electronic gambling machines (EGMs) in Australia and New Zealand constitutes the largest sector of the gambling industry. The costs arising from the...

Research report

16 Mar 2008

Prepared for the Independent Gambling Authority in South Australia, this report examines aspects of the relationship between gaming machine technology and problem gambling. It looks at:

• whether particular gaming machine games feature more commonly in the play of problem gamblers as compared to...

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