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Table 3 Population prevalence and problem and problem or moderate risk gambling prevalence by non-EGM gambling (but gambles), annual, monthly and weekly EGM gambling, 2005 and 2015

From: Evaluating changes in electronic gambling machine policy on user losses in an Australian jurisdiction

  Population prevalence Problem/MR gamblera Problem gamblera
% (SE) Population (N) % (SE) Population (N) % (SE) Population (N)
2005 survey
 Non-EGM gamblerb 73.0 (1.5) 100,918 0.7 (0.3) 733 0.02 (0.02) 24
 EGM Gamblerc 27.0 (1.5) 37,307 12.0 (1.6) 4492 4.0 (2.0) 1500
 EGM 1–3 times per month 6.5 (0.8) 9019 19.4 (5.0) 1753 7.8 (1.5) 701
 EGM Weekly or more 2.5 (0.3) 3391 44.1 (5.2) 1494 19.0 (3.8) 645
2015 survey
 Non-EGM gamblerb 77.1 (1.3) 136,345 1.5 (0.5) 2067 0.07 (0.05) 95
 EGM Gamblerc 22.9 (1.3) 40,571 10.5 (1.8) 4268 2.7 (0.9) 1111
 EGM 1–3 times per month 2.7 (0.4) 4784 24.8 (7.4) 1187 13.7 (6.4) 654
 EGM Weekly or more 1.4 (0.3) 2498 52.8 (9.1) 1320 13.3 (6.3) 333
  1. a 2005 annual and monthly problem/moderate risk (MR) gambling estimates adjusted for bias caused by only sampling regular gamblers in the 2005 survey: 2015 proportion of monthly and less than monthly EGM gamblers that were not classified as problem/moderate risk gamblers was applied to the 2005 EGM participation data; b Includes everyone who gambled in the year before the survey, but did not gamble on EGMs; c Includes all people that gambled on an EGM once or more in the year before the survey
  2. Sources: 2005 NT Gambling Prevalence Survey and 2015 NT Gambling Prevalence and Wellbeing Survey