VLT Features Evaluation & California Tribal Gambling [Online Reports]
A couple of reports were just released in the past day or two:
1) Evaluating VLT Responsible Gaming Features and Interventions in Alberta – Phase I Final Report (2004, April)... "In summary, it may be concluded that the new VLT responsible gaming features, while noticed by the players, do not appear to cause them to reduce or limit their duration of play or the amount of money they spend on VLTs during a session. With the exception of the money counter, players did not find the RGFs to be effective at helping them keep track of time and money spent playing the VLTs. Furthermore, players were rarely influenced to stop play altogether due to these RGFs. In view of this conclusion, it would be enlightening in Phase II to explore why these RGFs were not effective and to ask players what RGFs, if any, they believe would be more effective." (p.35-36).
2) An Impact Analysis of Tribal Government Gaming in California (2006, January).