Latest Research

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

This study, released by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation in May 2016 was conducted by researchers at the Centre for Population Health Research at Deakin University. The study explores the range of factors that may contribute to problem gambling stigma and mechanisms which may alleviate stigma.

Led by the Hon Barry O’Farrell, the purpose of this review was to examine the impacts of illegal offshore wagering, and the technological and legislative options available to mitigate the economic impacts on legitimate Australian wagering businesses and to protect the Australian consumer.  

This final report was presented to the Minister for Social Services and the Minister for Communication and the Arts in April 2016, outlining 19 recommendations to which 18 were...

Produced by the Australian Institute of Family Studies' Australian Gambling Research Centre, this discussion paper examines the characteristics of simulated gambling games, their impact and regulation.

This recent release from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation was undertaken by researchers from Central Queensland University.  The research aim was to systematically investigate gambling-related harm in Victoria and assess the aggregate 'burden of harm' with reference to different levels of problem gambling, and other comparable conditions.  ...

The Gaming Technologies Association commissions, on an annual basis, the World Count of Gaming Machines survey.  The 2016 edition of the survey report provides an insight into the global gaming machine industry through an estimate of the number of gaming machines legitimately operating worldwide in 2015.

This report, commissioned by the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission and undertaken by the Centre for Gambling Research at Australian National University, provides a snapshot of gambling in the ACT with regard to participation, problems, help-seeking, community attitudes and impacts.

In 2012 the Australian Federal Government provided funding to selected comnunity agencies to employ fifty specialist problem gambling financial counsellors.  In 2015 Financial Counselling Australia surveyed three agencies to document how that funding has been used.

This study, conducted by researchers from the Australian Gambling Research Centre at the Australian Institiute of Family Studies and published by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, investigated the temporal benchmarks in informal gambling recovery pathways, with attention to the broader context of the experience for individuals, and to the experiences of young adults.

This report was commissioned by the former Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), now the Department of Social Services in 2013 and recently made available on the website of the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC).  

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This report was commissioned by the former Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), now the Department of Social Services in 2013 and recently made available on the website of the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC).  

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This report was commissioned by the former Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), now the Department of Social Services in 2013 and recently made available on the website of the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC).  

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This research, commissioned by Gambling Research Australia and conducted by the Market Solutions, Social Research Group was undertaken to explore the role of loyalty programs  with regard to EGM gambling and consumer behaviours.

This study was commissioned by Gambling Research Australia (GRA) and undertaken by research staff from The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES), the University of Adelaide and ORC International.

The aim of the research was to explore the relationship between casinos and local gamblers, the casino market, product offer and regulatory environment as well as to investigate the effect of both casino promotions and responsible gambling programs/initiatives.

This project was undertaken to inform appropriate ways for members of the public to respond to problem gambling.  The research was led by Betty Kitchener and Kathleen Bond of Mental Health First Aid Australia and funded by a grant from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

The guidelines informed by the research can be accessed from the website of Mental Health First Aid Australia

Commissioned by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF), this report explores the convergence between gambling and gaming in the digital age, with a particular focus on its implications for young people.  The report goes on to make a number of recommendations for stakeholders including the VRGF, government, social networking sites and industry.

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