Upcoming research events
Bingo in Victoria: new technologies and challenges for regulation
Bingo is generally considered to be a relatively harmless form of gambling, however digital technologies are changing the nature of the game. As venues reopen after Victorian lockdowns it’s a good time to consider whether regulation is keeping up with these developments. Sarah MacLean will outline findings from a collaborative study of bingo in three communities where disadvantage is prevalent. Regulatory responses need to maintain the benefits of bingo identified by research participants, while managing the potential for harms from the introduction of PET machines, rolling jackpots and, in some venues, provision of bingo to direct players to other gambling products.