‘Mapping harm: an atlas of gambling venues’
Dr Martin Young, Centre for Gambling Education and Research, Southern Cross University
When: 28 May 2014, 12.30pm-1.30pm
Where: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, Level 6, 14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
Co-hosted by the foundation and the Australian Institute of Family Studies, Dr Young will give a presentation about his study on the spatial relationship between pokie venues, their clientele and gambling-related harm in the Northern Territory. The research has been assembled into a gambling atlas which describes the predicted and observed catchments for each gambling venue, and provides information on patron demographics, distance profiles and measures of problem gambling.
This presentation will be especially useful to local councils as the research has the potential to provide insights into the demographics of people likely to visit venues and may also be a potential new source of evidence regarding the impacts of pokie machines.
To book your place or for further information, please contact Kristal Yeung on (03) 9452 22621 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Places are limited so please RSVP quickly.
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