Gambling and problem gambling in Oregon: Report to the Oregon Gambling Addiction Treatment Foundation
AuthorVolberg, Rachel A.
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AbstractThe purpose of this study is to establish a baseline measure of the prevalence of gambling-related problems among adults in Oregon. An additional purpose of this study is to identify the types of gambling causing the greatest difficulties for the citizens of Oregon. A large sample of Oregon residents aged 18 and over (N=1,502) were interviewed in May and June, 1997 about the types of gambling they have tried, the amounts of money they spend on gambling and about gambling-related difficulties. The results of this study will be useful in documenting the impacts of legal gambling and will contribute to the formulation of statewide policy with regard to legal gambling in Oregon.
SponsorshipOregon Lottery, the Spirit Mountain Foundation and the Oregon Restaurant Foundation for funding this study and the Oregon Gambling Addiction Treatment Foundation for commissioning the study.
Permission to archive report in repository granted by Wendy Hausotter, Public Health and Prevention Coordinator, Addictions and Mental Health Division, Problem Gambling Services.
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