Australian internet gambling policies have been refined and prohibitions on illegal gambling sites clarified in recent years. These offshore sites not only pose potential harm to consumers in the form of fraudulent and deceptive dealings, but also have long-term consequences through reducing the tax dollars generated by the licensed market. Our research takes a closer look at why gamblers use offshore sites, and the implications of this for policymaking.
Research; Gambling; Addiction; Policy; Regulation; Internet gambling; Online gambling; Gambling harm
Educational Psychology | Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Substance Abuse and Addiction
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Education, Not Restriction, is Key to Reducing Harm from Offshore Gambling.