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Gambling in Australian Indigenous communities: the state of play

McMillen, Janice; Donnelly, Katie


Gambling has both positive aspects and negative effects for Australian Indigenous gamblers and families. While traditional card games organised by the communities themselves have been found to have important social value, there is increasing evidence that commercial gambling such as gaming machines ('pokies'), casinos and TAB betting has a range of far-reaching negative social and economic consequences for Indigenous population groups. However an understanding of participation by Indigenous...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Social Issues
DOI: 10.1002/j.1839-4655.2008.tb00110.x


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