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Dr Matt Stevens

Mel Little

The recent pandemic has highlighted the potential for online gambling to be cause for concern amongst public health researchers around Australia. Aspects associated with the lockdown and government response including isolation and receiving lump sums and access to super can easily bring on or exacerbate problem gambling and associated harms. This presentation will use data from the 2015 and 2018 NT Gambling Prevalence and Wellbeing Survey to provide evidence for or against online gambling as a riskier form of gambling, which incurs more harms to the online gambler and those around them. It will also identify characteristics of online gamblers, compared with non-online gamblers.