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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.

100 Day Challenge - Fight for the Real You

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has unveiled a new campaign called 'Fight for the Real You'. 

The campaign promotes the 100 Day Challenge which is a new problem gambling website ( where people can learn more about counselling options, find tips and tools for controlling their gambling and keep their own private diary.