Issues to Consider in Implementing the Socio-Economic Impact of Gambling (SEIG) Framework

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In February 2008, a consortium of 10 provincial organizations* representing gaming regulators and research organizations released The Social-Economic Impact of Gambling (SEIG) Framework, which was created to “guide decision makers and researchers in measuring the social and economic costs and benefits of gambling in Canada.” The consortium invited feedback on the framework. As part of our on going commitment to contribute to the public and academic discourse on gaming research, CGA commissioned Dr. Douglas M. Walker, an economist at the College of Charleston to review the framework. Dr. Walker’s research on the social and economic impacts of gambling has been published widely in academic journals. He is also the author of The Economics of Casino Gambling (Springer, 2007). Dr. Walker’s review, Issues to Consider in Implementing the Socio-Economic Impact of Gambling (SEIG) Framework, discusses eight issues to consider in evaluating the SEIG framework.

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