Latest Research

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

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.  ...

This report, funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, from the Centre for Innovative Justice at RMIT University calls for a conversation about gambling and contact with the criminal justice system. 

The authors note that the presence of a number of  social problems in offender populations means that the existence of less visible problems, like gambling, are not always clear.  This report begins to draw together both existing information and suggests ways in which data about gambling and crime may be gathered in future.

This research, conducted by the University of Sydney Gambling Research and Treatment Centre was comissioned by the NSW Government. 

It explores:

  • Types of harm and demographics likely to be attractd to each gambling product;
  • the level of risk of harm in gambling products; and
  • a range of potentially effective strategies to help prevent harm that can be associated with gambling and gambling products.

The New South Wales Government has released a response to the report which can be accessed ...

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

This report, with a full title of "Responsible Gambling: Collaborative Innovation, Identifying Good Practice and Inspiring Change" outlines a new vision for responsible gambling within the UK gambling industry.

It provides examples and recommendations for how operators in all sectors might meet these challenges.

This Canadian program assists those wishing to take a "time-out" from gambling by self-excluding. This longitudinal study found it was effective in reducing opportunities to participate in formal gambling. Most participants were extremely satisfied with the program.

This report, commissioned by Gamble Aware UK, represents phase two of a three part programme investigating the potential use of behavioural analytics in mitigating risky behaviour in the remote gambling sector.

This report, prepared for the Gambling Commission UK, provides information about gambling behaviour in Great Britain using data combined from the Health Survey for England 2015, and the Scottish Health Survey 2015 and the Wales Omnibus in 2015.  The study examines the prevalence and characteristics of gambling participation, at-risk gambling and problem gambling.

This project funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and undertaken by research professionals from Turning Point, Monash and Deakin Universities, Eastern Health, the Alfred Hospital and MAPrc explored the level of gambling harm experienced by people seeking treatment for mental illness and the attitudes and behaviours of clinicians in mental health services.  The study also tested a variety of screens for problem gambling, to determine a recommended screen for use in mental health settings.