Latest Research

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

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has engaged Australian clinical researchers for this project to develop and evaluate an online self-directed program for the treatment of problem gambling.  A pilot program, called "GamblingLess. For Life.", was trialled to explore its effectiveness and the degree to which it could be integrated into clinical practice accross Victorian services.

This study highlights differences in the gambling behaviour, product preferences and perceptions of product harms between subgroups of women. Public health researchers and policymakers can take these unique factors associated with women's gambling into consideration when developing a comprehensive public health approach to reducing and preventing gambling harm.

This study, from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, examines the factors that may influence the normalisation of gambling in Australia.  Factors explored include accessibility, community perceptions and attitudes, and socio-cultural elements.

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has published the annual survey findings of the 2017 community attitudes to gambling survey. It contains the latest statistics, information and analysis about gambling, including gambling participation, community perceptions, harm and stigma. The findings are available on their website.

This study, from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, examines the influences of sport-related gambling advertising on adolescents and young adults within Australia.  

This report from the UK Gambling Commission presents annual estimates of gambling behaviour in Great Britain, including participation, problem gambling prevalence, online gambling behaviour, consumer awareness, perceptions and attitudes towards gambling.  

A detailed data file, technical annex and fact sheets are available from the UK Gambling Commission's website here

This summary report from the Australian Gambling Research Centre details findings on poker activity in Australia.  These findings were derived from analysis of the 2015 Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey.

This longitudinal study, from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, examines the outcomes and effectiveness of four different psychological treatments for problem gambling.

The Tasmanian Gaming Control Act 1993 requires that an independent review of the social and economic impact of gambling in Tasmania is conducted every three years.  Violumes One and Two of the Fourth Impact Study were released on 16 January 2018.  Undertaken by a consortium comprising by ACIL Allen Consulting, Deakin...

New research from the UK Gambling Commission shows that new technology is providing children with opportunities to experience gambling behaviours through products, such as free-to-play casino games, social media or withing some app-based games, which do not have the same protections or responsible gambling messages as regulated gambling products.  The data raises questions about the long term impact for children that are experiencing gambling without understanding the consequences.

This summary report from the Australian Gambling Research Centre details findings on Sports betting activity in Australia.  These findings were derived from analysis of the 2015 Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey.

The Gambling Commission (UK) publishes statistics twice a year (in May and November) on each industry sector it regulates, including online gambling services, the national lottery, casinos and betting.  The statistics include data on gaming machine numbers and their Gross Gambling Yield (GGY), employee numbers and social responsibility activities.

This study, produced by the Australian Gambling Research Centre, Australian Institute of Family Studies, sought to identify what is currently known about restrictions placed on Australian gamblers within the licensed online wagering environment and the impact of these on consumers' behaviour.

The study was commissioned by the Department of Social Services (DSS) as part of the government's response to the O'Farrell Review into Illegal Offshore Wagering recommendation that further research be undertaken on the impact of betting restrictions.

This report from the Australian Gambling Research Centre uses data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics In Australia (HILDA) Survey to report on gambling activity in Australia in 2015, with respect to participation, expenditure, and problems among regular gamblers.

This study, funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and undertaken by a team of researchers from Central Queensland University,  aimed to assess the social costs associated with gambling in financial terms in Victoria. The report categorises the types and costs of gambling harm.  ...

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