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AN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REVIEW OF GAMBLING IN GREAT BRITAIN
The Journal of Gambling Business and Economics
The paper considers the nature and scale of the benefits and costs of gambling, with special reference to machine gaming. Although the industry is argued to be unlikely to have a significant macroeconomic impact, evidence is consistent with it generating considerable benefits to individual (responsible) consumers, whether measured by consumer surplus or through the pattern of responses to a wellbeing question. At the same time, a minority of users of gaming facilities, problem gamblers, appeardoi:10.5750/jgbe.v7i3.816 fatcat:bnsqwro4pjamdedr3tmfblfyvq