Latest Research

This page provides links to recently published research on sites from both Australia and overseas.

In 2019 the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF) surveyed Victorians about their attitudes and perceptions on gambling....

The Queensland Government Statistician's Office, Queensland Treasury, has released the 35th edition of its Australian gambling statistics report.   The report provides a comprehensive set of statistics related to legalised gambling products, both nationally and by State and Territories, for the years 1992-93 to 2017-18.

The Australian Institute of Family Studies has released its longitudinal study of Australian children: Growing Up in Australia.  Chapter Seven of the study explores gambling activity among teenagers and their parents.

The Department for Social Services has released the baseline study for measuring the success of the new National Consumer Protection Framework in reducing harm associated with gambling harm. 

Baseline Study - NCPF

Published annually by the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) The World Count of Gaming Machines 2018 provides a valuable and up to date source of data about global gaming machine numbers.

This report, undertaken by a team at Central Queensland University and commissioned by the NSW Responsible Gamblng Fund, presents findings of the NSW Gambling Survey 2019 regarding prevalence, gambler characteristics, behaviours and beliefs as well as the uptake of emerging technologies. 

This study, conducted by the ANU Centre for Gambling Research and commissioned by the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission explores the social and economic impacts of gambling in the ACT.  It allows comparison with data collected in the 2009 and 2014 ACT prevalence studies and measures new trends in gambling behaviour, such as online gambling, as well as providing data on various topics of interest.

This survey is the latest in a series conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the UK Gambling Commission. The aim of the survey is to explore young people’s attitudes towards gambling and their participation in different types of gambling activities.

This study, from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, analyses data from the Australian Secondary School Students Alcohol and Drugs Survey about gambling among secondary school students in Victoria.

This study, from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, examines young people's exposure to gambling advertising on sport and non-sport TV.

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has released the 2019 edition of the State of States: The AGA Survey of the Commerical Casino Industry.  The annual report provides a comprehensive overview of the commercial casino industry and the significant economic impact it has in the 24 U.S. States with commercial gaming operations.

Each July, the State government’s regulatory body for gambling, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) publishes the annual gaming expenditure data for the previous financial year. The data outlines total gaming expenditure and gaming venue information, including venue classification and electronic gaming machine numbers for Victoria.

This study, from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, explores the strategies EGM players use to limit their spending.  The study's findings are based on interviews with EGM players before they entered the gaming room, after leaving the gaming room, and a follow-up interview 30 days after their visit.

The UK Gambling Commission has reiterated its commitment to reduce gambling harms as analysis of existing data indicating the link between problem gambling and suicide is published. The findings show a connection between problem gambling and suicidal thoughts or attempts. There are 3 research reports which can be accessed below.

Report 1: Problem gambling and suicidal...