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Table 4 Attitudes towards EGM harm reduction and prevention measures by the frequency of attendance at venues

From: Attitudes towards community gambling venues and support for regulatory reform: an online panel study of residents in New South Wales, Australia

  Venue attendance Sig
Did not attend 105 (21.0%) Attended infrequently 214 (42.8%) Attended frequently 181 (36.2%) Total 500 (100.0%)
χ 2 p value
EGM harm reduction and prevention measures
 The NSW government should increase regulation of EGMs Strongly agree 45 (42.9%) 84 (39.3%) 59 (32.6%) 188 (37.6%) 10.06 .122
Agree 42 (40.0%) 99 (46.3%) 78 (43.1%) 219 (43.8%)
Disagree 14 (13.3%) 27 (12.6%) 40 (22.1%) 81 (16.2%)
Strongly disagree 4 (3.8%) 4 (1.9%) 4 (2.2%) 12 (2.4%)
 The number of EGMs in NSW should be reduced Strongly agree 44 (41.9%) 67 (31.3%) 50 (27.6%) 161 (32.2%) 17.08 .009*
Agree 39 (37.1%) 107 (50.0%) 77 (42.5%) 223 (44.6%)
Disagree 17 (16.2%) 38 (17.8%) 49 (27.1%) 104 (20.8%)
Strongly disagree 5 (4.8%) 2 (0.9%) 5 (2.8%) 12 (2.4%)
 I would support the removal of EGMs from my local community Strongly agree 36 (34.3%) 57 (26.6%) 45 (24.9%) 138 (27.6%) 16.43 .012*
Agree 44 (41.9%) 92 (43.0%) 56 (30.9%) 192 (38.4%)
Disagree 20 (19.0%) 54 (25.2%) 63 (34.8%) 137 (27.4%)
Strongly disagree 5 (4.8%) 11 (5.1%) 17 (9.4%) 33 (6.6%)
Measures that reduce children’s exposure to EGMs
 Children should not be able to see or hear EGMs in clubs and hotels Strongly agree 50 (47.6%) 100 (46.7%) 82 (45.3%) 232 (46.4%) 3.84 .699
Agree 40 (38.1%) 92 (43.0%) 80 (44.2%) 212 (42.4%)
Disagree 14 (13.3%) 20 (9.3%) 15 (8.3%) 49 (9.8%)
Strongly disagree 1 (1.0%) 2 (0.9%) 4 (2.2%) 7 (1.4%)
 There should be greater separation between gambling products and family areas in clubs and hotels Strongly agree 50 (47.6%) 87 (40.7%) 73 (40.3%) 210 (42.0%) 8.68 .192
Agree 41 (39.0%) 110 (51.4%) 80 (44.2%) 231 (46.2%)
Disagree 12 (11.4%) 15 (7.0%) 25 (13.8%) 52 (10.4%)
Strongly disagree 2 (1.9%) 2 (0.9%) 3 (1.7%) 7 (1.4%)
 Clubs and hotels can be “family friendly” and also contain EGMs Strongly agree 10 (9.5%) 24 (11.2%) 35 (19.3%) 69 (13.8%) 27.67 < .001*
Agree 48 (45.7%) 124 (57.9%) 101 (55.8%) 273 (54.6%)
Disagree 29 (27.6%) 57 (26.6%) 32 (17.7%) 118 (23.6%)
Strongly disagree 18 (17.1%) 9 (4.2%) 13 (7.2%) 40 (8.0%)
  1. *Indicates values significant at the 95% level