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The Changing Landscape of Indigenous Gambling in Northern Australia: Current Knowledge and Future Directions

Young, Martin, Barnes, Anthony, Stevens, Matthew, Paterson, M. and Morris, Mary (2007). The Changing Landscape of Indigenous Gambling in Northern Australia: Current Knowledge and Future Directions. International Gambling Studies,7(3):327-343.

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Title The Changing Landscape of Indigenous Gambling in Northern Australia: Current Knowledge and Future Directions
Author Young, Martin
Barnes, Anthony
Stevens, Matthew
Paterson, M.
Morris, Mary
Journal Name International Gambling Studies
Publication Date 2007
Volume Number 7
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1445-9795   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 327
End Page 343
Total Pages 17
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Field of Research 1506 - Tourism
1699 - Other Studies in Human Society
1701 - Psychology
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Little is formally known about the gambling practices, both regulated (e.g. poker machines) and unregulated (e.g. card games), of indigenous people in northern Australia, nor of the range of social consequences of these practices. To begin addressing this shortfall, a scoping study of indigenous gambling in the Northern Territory (NT) was conducted. This paper reports the key findings of this study and integrates them with information on indigenous gambling from the Northern Territory Prevalence Survey 2005 and from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey 2002. The emergent picture of indigenous gambling in the NT is one of widespread incorporation of gambling, both regulated and unregulated, into contemporary indigenous social practices with considerable negative consequence. However, the strength of this conclusion is tempered by the paucity of available data, by the limitations of existing gambling research methodologies and by the scoping purpose of the exercise.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14459790701601497   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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