Understanding problem gambling in two ethnic communities in brisbane, queensland a pilot study

Wing Hong Chui, Ian O’Connor

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This paper aims to present findings from a pilot study on understanding gambling within the Greek and Vietnamese communities in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland State. It explores gambling behaviour among gamblers and views of workers from their own communities. Rich data were obtained by conducting qualitative semi-structured interviews. Three themes that emerged are the causes of gambling, the impact of gambling, and participants’ views on existing delivery of gambling services. It appears that a more culturally appropriate gambling service is necessary to address the needs and problems of gamblers from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-75
Number of pages9
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Social Work
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Culturally appropriate intervention
  • Ethnic communities
  • Problem gambling
  • Queensland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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