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Gambling, Resource Distribution, and Racial Economy: An Examination of Poker Machine Expenditure in Three Remote Australian Towns

Young, Martin; Lamb, David; Doran, Bruce


Our aim in this paper is to examine the ways in which electronic gaming machines (EGMs) redistribute resources to and from three remote towns in the Northern Territory (NT), namely Katherine, Tennant Creek and Nhulunbuy. We describe EGM expenditure levels in each town at the level of the individual venue, examine patterns of socioeconomic status within each town, explore the ways in which EGM markets are racialised through venue gate-keeping practices and spatially-based alcohol regulations,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Geographical Research
DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-5871.2010.00667.x


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