Mandatory Pre-commitment Trial

Jan 30, 2012

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Government’s proposal to conduct a trial of mandatory pre-commitment for poker machines which will require gamblers to set limits on how much they can lose?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total approve 58% 69% 49% 82%
Total disapprove 29% 20% 40% 12%
Strongly approve 22% 28% 17% 33%
Approve 36% 41% 32% 49%
Disapprove 16% 12% 22% 9%
Strongly disapprove 13% 8% 18% 3%
Don’t know 13% 12% 11% 5%

58% said they approved the Government’s proposal to conduct a trial of mandatory pre-commitment for poker machines and 29% disapproved.

Labor voters (69%) and Greens voters (82%) showed high approval and Liberal/National voters were more likely to approve (49%) than disapprove (40%).

These figures indicate a slightly lower approval of the trial than for the introduction of mandatory commitment – last week’s survey showed 62% support and 25% opposition to the mandatory commitment proposal.

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Opinion of Gambling Reforms

Apr 18, 2011

Q. The Federal Government has proposed gambling reforms which include “pre-commitment” technology that will require pokie players to have a card registered to their name and pre-programmed to prevent them losing more than a set amount in a 24-hour period. Do you support or oppose this measure? (Question commissioned by Network Ten)

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Men Women Age

18-34

Aged

35-54

Aged 55+
Total support 65% 76% 62% 75% 66% 65% 69% 66% 60%
Total oppose 21% 16% 28% 16% 23% 19% 12% 21% 32%
Strongly support 32% 42% 26% 42% 31% 33% 32% 34% 28%
Support 33% 34% 36% 33% 35% 32% 37% 32% 32%
Oppose 12% 10% 15% 11% 11% 13% 8% 11% 18%
Strongly oppose 9% 6% 13% 5% 12% 6% 4% 10% 14%
Don’t know 13% 8% 10% 8% 11% 16% 18% 13% 9%

Two thirds (65%) of respondents support The Federal Government’s proposed gambling reforms which include “pre-commitment” ” technology that will require pokie players to have a card registered to their name and pre-programmed to prevent them losing more than a set amount in a 24-hour period and 21% oppose.

Support is consistently above 60% across all voter and demographic groups. The highest support is from Labor voters (76%), Greens voters (75%) and those aged under 35 (69%). By income, support ranges from 61% for those on $600-$1,000 pw to 70% for those earning $1,600+ pw.

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