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National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) 24th Annual Conference: New Directions in Gambling - Is it Time to Broaden the Conversations?

The 24th Annual Conference of the National Asssociaton for Gambling Studies (NAGS) will be held 26-28 November 2014 at Jupiters on the Gold Coast.  

The dates for the conference are fast approaching but there is still time to register and attend this event.

For further information about the conference - including program details, information about how to register and/or applications for NAGS membership please go to

National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) Conference 2014 - Student Scholarships Now Available

The National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) is offering up to ten (10) scholarships to assist students to attend the 24th Annual NAGS Conference, held this year on the Gold Coast from 26-28 November 2014.

The aim of the scholarships is to encourage promising students to continue their research in the field of gambling and gambling related issues by enabling them to meet with colleagues, hear about new research, and have a chance to discuss their own research with experts in the field.

Southern Responsible Gambling Officers Network (SRGON)

In May 2014, as part of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week in Victoria, Gambler’s Help Southern Venue Support Program launched the ‘Southern Responsible Gambling Officers Network’ (SRGON).  

SRGON has been designed to assist Responsible Gambling Officers in the Southern Metropolitan Region of Victoria to come together with government agencies and community groups to share ideas, information and resources around responsible gambling and best practices.  

The first meeting of SRGON will be held on Wednesday, 3rd September 2014.

Social Media and Gambling - Do they Mix? Participate in the Survey!

Southern Cross University are collecting data for a project  that will help researchers and policy makers gain a better understanding of how Australians are using new technologies, social media and social games and the impact of these on gambling.

All Australians who have actively used social media, social casino games, or gambled in the past 12 months are eligible to complete this survey.

Those who complete the survey will also have the opportunity to enter a draw to win one of three iPad Minis.

You can access the survey here

Survey: Gambling - Tell us how you stay within your limits

Turning Point, in conjunction with Southern Cross University, ANU, and the University of Calgary are conducting a study funded by Gambling Research Australia (GRA) to examine the strategies that people use to self-manage their gambling and are looking for people to have their say on what works to limit time and money spent gambling. 

The aim is to develop a definitive list of strategies that work for gamblers, as well as advice about implementation that can be promoted across all gambling sites.

National Consumer Fraud Week | 16-22 June 2014

National Consumer Fraud Week is a yearly event run by the Australian Consumer Fraud Taskforce to raise awareness amongst the Australian community about scams and measures that can be taken to protect against scams.

This year’s Fraud Week campaign, ‘Know who you’re dealing with’, will run from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 June.

Fraud Week 2014 seeks to raise the profile on relationship scams and help Australian consumers and businesses to identify, avoid and disengage from scammers. 

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) 2014

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) is held every year in May throughout Australia.  

The week is run in a partnership between government, community and industry and aims to raise awareness of the importance of responsible gambling practices as well as highlighting the support services and strategies available to people who may be experiencing difficulties.

Stay On Track Responsible Gambling App

Stay On Track is a mobile phone application developed by the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries and designed to make it easy for consumers to set and track a gambling budget.

The iPhone Stay On Track app is available on the App Store and the Android Stay On Track app is available on the Google Play Store.

More information on the app and its functionality is available from the NSW Gambling Help Website

AGRC Survey of Gambling Research and Resources

The Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC) is undergoing a process of review and consultation to better understand the information needs of professionals interested in gambling research and policy in Australia.

Have your say by completing a 10 minute online survey.

Click here to be re-directed to the AGRC survey.

The survey will help the AGRC in developing national research priorities and improving information exchange between professionals and the public.

National Association for Gambling Studies 23rd Annual Conference (2013)

The National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) 23rd Annual Conference will be held this year at the Crowne Plaza Coogee (Sydney) from 20-22 November 2013.

Further information about the conference is available from the NAGS website:

Journal of Gambling and Commercial Gaming Research

The Journal of Gambling and Commercial Gaming Research (temporary title) is the official journal of the Asia Pacific Association for Gambling Studies (APAGS).

The journal is an international interdisciplinary forum and reference source for gambling and commercial gaming research, focusing on issues surrounding, and research concerning, gambling and the gaming industry.

The journal’s readership is international in scope and includes gaming researchers and practitioners from both academia and the industry. 

National Consumer Fraud Week 17-23 June 2013

The Australasian Gaming Council is proud to support the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce and the ACCC's SCAMwatch for National Consumer Fraud Week 2013. 

For further information about the week - and to learn more about how consumers can protect themselves online - please follow this link to

Australian Gambling Research Centre - Expert Advisory Group Appointed

The Australian Institute of Family Studies has announced the appointment of an expert advisory group for the new Australian Gambling Research Centre. 

The Expert Advisory Group will help guide the Institute as it establishes Australia's new independent research centre on gambling. 

The group will be chaired by Professor Richard Chisholm AM and counts the AGC's CEO, Cheryl Vardon, amongst its members.

National Association for Gambling Studies Conference 2013 - Call for Papers

The Organising Committee of the National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) Inc. Annual Conference, Coogee, 20-22 November 2013 invites presenters to contribute to this year’s conference program. 

Many forms of presentation are invited, including 30 minute presentations; symposia and longer workshop-style activities.

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) is held every year in May across Australia to raise awareness of the importance of responsible gambling practices.

RGAW is a partnership between government, industry and community.