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dc.contributor.authorGainsbury, Sally M.
dc.contributor.authorRussell, Alex
dc.contributor.authorHing, Nerilee
dc.contributor.authorBlaszczynski, Alex
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-10T04:10:30Z
dc.date.available2019-04-10T04:10:30Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-17
dc.identifier.citationGainsbury, S., Russell, A., Hing, N., & Blaszczynski, A. (2017). Consumer engagement with and perceptions of offshore online gambling sites. New Media and Society, 20(8), 2990-3010. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444817738783en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/20280
dc.description.abstractMany jurisdictions have legalised and licensed online gambling sites. Nonetheless, a notable proportion of the online gambling market operates offshore. Offshore sites pose risks for consumers in terms of unsafe and disreputable practices, compete with domestically-licensed sites, and do not participate in the economies in which they operate. This study aimed to explore the extent to which Australian online gamblers use offshore as compared to domestic gambling sites, consumer attitudes, and gambling-related harms. Participants (N=3,199) completed an online survey assessing gambling behaviour, reasons for choosing sites, awareness of and impact of online gambling legislation, and problem gambling. Results show that 25.8% of online gamblers used offshore sites, and that these were more involved gamblers overall than domestic gamblers, and had greater problem gambling severity. Most online gamblers preferred domestic sites, indicating that regulation of online gambling with associated consumer protection measures may benefit those who wish to gamble online.en_AU
dc.description.sponsorshipThis paper is based on research commissioned by Gambling Research Australia - a partnership between the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments. Subsequent funding for further analysis was provided by the Australian Communication and Media Authority. GRA and the ACMA had no role in the study design, collection, analysis or interpretation of the data, writing the manuscript, or the decision to submit the paper for publication. Dr. Gainsbury is the recipient of an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (project number DE160100459) funded by the Australian Government.en_AU
dc.language.isoen_AUen_AU
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_AU
dc.relationARC DE1060100459en_AU
dc.rightsCopyright © 2017 SAGE Publicationsen_AU
dc.subjectInternet gamblingen_AU
dc.subjectonline gamblingen_AU
dc.subjectregulationen_AU
dc.subjectconsumer behaviouren_AU
dc.subjectoffshore gamblingen_AU
dc.subjectproblem gamblingen_AU
dc.subjectpolicyen_AU
dc.subjectlegislationen_AU
dc.subjectconsumer preferencesen_AU
dc.titleConsumer engagement with and perceptions of offshore online gambling sitesen_AU
dc.typeArticleen_AU
dc.subject.asrcFoR::170106 - Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychologyen_AU
dc.subject.asrcFoR::111799 - Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classifieden_AU
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/1461444817738783
dc.type.pubtypePre-printen_AU


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