The Demographic Sources of Ontario Gaming Revenue
Williams, Robert J.
Wood, Robert T.
Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre
The present study reinvestigated the gaming revenue contributions of Ontario problem gamblers. An attempt was made to exclude out-of-province expenditures as well as revenues from non-Ontario residents. Better methods were used to establish the prevalence rate (better instrument; more exhaustive RDD sampling to achieve a better response rate; adjustments for populations not available for sampling). Improved methodology was used to obtain self-reported net expenditures (prospective 4 week diaries of gambling expenditures; clear, non-biasing questions explaining what is meant by ‘net expenditure’). Various methods were used to establish the validity of these self-reported expenditures, including comparison with actual Ontario gaming revenues collected in this time period.
Compulsive gamblers , Gambling -- Economic aspects
Williams, R.J. & Wood, R.T. (2004). Demographic Sources of Ontario Gaming Revenue. Final Report