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Good Vs. Not So Good

Good Vs. Not So Good

How do online gamblers make a decision about where to play when their choices are legal and regulated “onshore” gambling sites or gray or blacklisted offshore sites? That’s what a group of Australian researchers wanted to know when they published a study called “Consumer Engagement With and Perceptions of Offshore Online Gambling Sites.” With global iGaming revenue now approaching US$37 billion, the risks of the offshore, illegal sites are not fully understood by the gambling public. This study was designed to shed some light onto the subject and lined up almost 3,200 responders. Lead author Sally M. Gainsbury of the University of Sydney, Australia was joined by Alex MT Russell and Nerilee Hing from Central Queensland University, and Alex Blaszczynski from the University of Sydney. The chart at right outlines the importance of various influences in the choice of a gambling site, legal or illegal.

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