Gambling, EGM expenditure down according to latest independent study (TAS)

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TASMANIA:  Tasmnaian Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, has said that gambling in Tasmania has continued to decline, according to the latest SEIS study. "The report finds that overall participation in gambling in Tasmania has declined from 61.2 per cent in 2013 (SEIS3) to 58.5 per cent in 2017. Importantly, the study finds that real expenditure on Electronic Gaming Machines in Tasmania has continued to trend steadily downwards, with a decline of 27 per cent over the past decade. In contrast, participation in online gambling has increased by more than 54 per cent. In 2013, the number of adults participating in online gambling was estimated to be 7.0 per cent, but this has now increased to 10.8 per cent." The full report is available at