New Zealand Gambling Issues

Problem Gambling Awareness Training Survey

Survey Results of 677 personnel trained re Pub Charity and New Zealand Community Trust, August/September 2005.

1. Do you believe that you could identify a player you believe may be experiencing difficulties related to their gambling? Yes 98%
No 2%
2. Do you believe that you could approach a player you have reasonable grounds to believe may be experiencing difficulties related to their gambling? Yes 94%
No 6%
3. Could you provide a player with information about the characteristics and signs of problem gambling? Yes 99%
No 1%
4. Could you provide a player with information about potential risks and consequences of problem gambling? Yes 98%
No 2%
5. Could you provide a player with information about how to access problem gambling services? Yes 99%
No 1%
6. Could you provide a player with information about self-exclusion orders issued under s.310 (Gambling Act 2003)? Yes 99%
No 1%
7. Would you feel confident if required, to issue a self-exclusion order to a player who requests one under s.310 (Gambling Act 2003)? Yes 96%
No 4%
8. Would you feel confident in issuing a "requirement to leave the venue" notice to a player, without giving any reason, when you believed it appropriate to do so under s.307 (Gambling Act 2003)? Yes 91%
No 9%
9. Could you provide a player with information about venue-exclusion orders issued under s.309 (Gambling Act 2003)? Yes 97%
No 3%
10. Are you aware of the potential difficulties in issuing a venue-exclusion order under s.309 (Gambling Act 2003)? Yes 97%
No 3%
11. After obtaining well-documented "evidence-of-harm" coupled with additional information would you feel confident, if required to do so, in issuing a venue-exclusion order to a problem gambler under s.309 (Gambling Act 2003). Yes 91%
No 9%
12 Did the course provide you with adequate information about the characteristics of problem gambling? Yes 99%
No 1%
13. Did the course provide you with adequate information about exclusion orders? Yes 99%
No 1%
14. Do you feel confident in your ability to implement your venue's harm prevention and minimisation policies? Yes 99%
No 1%

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