Gambling and Problem Gambling in Massachusetts: Results of a Baseline Population Survey


  • Prepared By: SEIGMA Research Team
  • Release Date: September 15, 2017

This report summarizes findings from the large baseline general population survey mandated by the Expanded Gaming Act. A research team from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst carrying out the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study obtained a probability sample of all Massachusetts adults to complete a survey online, on paper, or by telephone. The Survey took place prior to the introduction of casinos in the state and had a response rate of 36.6%, and achieved a final sample size of 9,578 respondents. The study explored; attitudes about gambling in Massachusetts, gambling behavior, problem gambling, and problem gambling services.

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