Latest Research

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

In October and November 2018 the Australian Department of Communication and the Arts conducted a survey relating to loot boxes and simulated gambling. This presents an extract of the results of the survey. It supplements the results of the survey below.

View the full report 'Computer Games Content Research: Final Reporthere.

Produced annually, the Racing Australia Fact Book brings together key results and statistics relating to the thoroughbred sector in Australia, including information on racing and breeding for the season.

In 2018 the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF) surveyed Victorians about their attitudes and perceptions on gambling. Topics covered included thoughts on gambling harm and stigma, setting limits when gambling, and gambling and sport. The survey deliberately oversampled problem gamblers, as so few...

This is the latest annual survey by the Gambling Commission to explore gambling behaviour among young people in Great Britain. It found that 14% of 11-16 year olds had spent their own money on a gambling activity in the week prior to taking the study. This is a rise of 2% on the 2017 results. However, it is relatively low by historical standards. e.g. in 2011, 23% of 11-15 year olds in England and Wales had gambled in the past week.

The most common gambling activities that young people spent their money on  were placing a private bet for money with friends (6%), followed by playing...

Commissioned by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, this literature review summarises the available research and documentation on the broad topic of the convergence of gaming and gambling as it relates to young people.

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation engaged researchers to carry out this study. The main aim was to identify a set of empirically based responsible gambling limits that can be used to inform the development of Australian responsible gambling guidelines. The consistently best performing limits were those related to gambling expenditure and gambling expenditure as a proportion of income limits. The cut-offs for the limits may be dependent on the target population, setting, purpose and amount of tolerable risk.

The proposed responsible gambling limits are:
• a gambling...

The New Zealand National Gambling Study is a longitudinal investigation that commenced in 2012. The study reports on gambling participation, problem gambling and attitudes towards gambling over four waves, with follow-ups being conducted in 2013, 2014 and 2015.  A suite of research reports from the study have been published by the Auckland University of Technology's Gambling & Addictions Research Centre: 

  • New Zealand 2012 National Gambling Study: Overview and Gambling Participation -...

The research aimed to map the social networks of low-risk and moderate-risk gamblers, in terms of their gambling and other potentially risky behaviours.

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has released the 2018 edition of State of the States: The AGA Survey of the Commercial 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.

This report details a program of research devised to address the VRGF questions about free-to-play mobile apps that mimic traditional gambling games.

This study looked at push marketing and the direct messaging sent by wagering operators to their account holders. 

This study examined the impact of different approaches to wagering marketing on vulnerable adults. Key findings include that wagering advertisements and inducements are prolific, encourage riskier betting, increase betting expenditure and have negative effects on all gambler risk groups.

This project aimed to identify a set of empirically based responsible gambling limits that can be used to inform the development of Australian responsible gambling guidelines.

The data outlines total gaming expenditure and gaming venue information, including venue calssification and EGM numbers for Victoria. 

This research report, from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, presents the findings of a study looking at the prevalence of gambling and problem gambling in Victoria. Suggestions are made as to how gambling-related harm could be reduced.