Latest Research

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

Produced by the Australian National University (ANU) Centre for Gambling Research, this report presents new analysis of data from the 2014 Survey on Gambling, Health and Wellbeing in the ACT and compares it with data collected in the 2009 survey to examine gambling expenditure shares by level of problem gambling, type of activity and socioeconomic and demographic characteristics. The report was released in conjunction with an associated report for Gambling Expenditure in the ACT...

This new discussion paper from the Australian Gambling Research Centre reviews the available Australian and international research about the effectiveness of electronic mental health (e-mental health) programs and services for problem gamblers.


This project from Gambling Research Australia was conducted by CQ University.  The research uses a mixed methods approach to investigate innovation in gambling products (with a focus on casino table-games, bingo, race wagering and sports betting) and the effect of  contemporary innovations on player behaviour.

The Responsible Gambling Council’s (RGC) Centre for the Advancement of Best Practices (Canada) has released findings from Insight - a research project designed to investigate and identify best practices for self-exclusion reinstatement and renewal.

UK gambling industry statistics are published twice a year (usually June and November) in Word and Excel formats. They provide the latest information on each industry sector – arcades, betting, bingo, casinos, gaming machine manufacturers, lotteries and remote gambling.

Conducted by the Australian National University's (ANU) Centre for Gambling Research this study was commissioned by the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission to understand self-exclusion from the perspectives of venue-based gambling providers, people who self-exclude from gambling venues and service providers who assist them in the ACT.  

The research sought to:

  • provide a deeper understanding about the process and practice of self-exclusion;
  • identify strengths and limitations of the self-exclusion process for all stakeholders in the ACT; and
  • propose...

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).