Latest Research

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

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.

This report, commissioned by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and researched by Hing, Russell, Nuske and Gainsbury, explores the nature and cause of stigma associated with problem gambling in Victoria.  Specifically, the research sought to examine how stigma is perceived and experienced by different groups within the adult population, and how it may impact treatment and recovery from problem gambling.

Commissioned by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, in conjunction with the Department of Justice and Regulation, this report examines the prevalence of gambling and gambling behaviour in Victoria.  The report presents findings from a telephone survey of 13,584 randomly selected Victorians, conducted in 2014. The report compares findings with those of the 2009 report A Study of Gambling in Victoria: Problem Gambling from a Public Health Perspective.

The Tasmanian Government has released Part B, Volume 3 of the Third Social and Economic Impact Study of Gambling in Tasmania. 

The focus of this volume is reviewing the suite of harm minimisation measures implemented by the Tasmanian Government following the first SEIS, with specific reference to the Responsible Gambling Mandatory Code of Practice for Tasmania. 

The Marketing of Wagering on Social Media: An Analysis of Promotional Content on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook was commissioned by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. The aim of this resport is to identify and map the range of marketing techniques used to promote wagering on three social media platforms:  YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.  The report examines the extent and nature of the marketing of wagering on social media platforms, and the differences in the way in which promotional techniques are used accross the various platforms.

Comissioned by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and conducted by the Centre for Gambling Education and Research and ORC International, this research investigates the types of wagering inducements offered to Australians, the conditions on their uptake, and their regulation.

Commissioned by Gambling Research Australia this project, undertaken by teams from Monash University, Southern Cross University, the University of Calgary and Australian National University used a multi-method approach to develop a comprehenisve list of self-help strategies and actions.  

The research then sought to examine the uptake and helpfulness of the strategies identified within an Australian context.

Self-help was defined by the study as strategies that are (i) non-professionally administered; (ii) largely self-administered; and (iii) under personal control.

This report, published by Financial Counselling Australia, describes the serious issues financial counsllors are seeing in their casework with clients who have sports betting debts.  The report goes on to call for reform of the sports betting industry in Australia.

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