Latest Research

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

This study was commissioned and funded by Gambling Research Australia and conducted by Schottler Consulting. The aim of the study was to identify structural characteristics of Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs) within Australia and to examine how differect structural characteristics affect gambling behaviours (with particular emphasis on the behaviours of problem gamblers).

This research was carried out by the Gambling and Addictions Research Centre at AUT University and is available from the website of the New Zealand Ministry of Health.  The research was designed to provide an understanding of the impacts of PIDs and pop-up messages, and to explore the effects of EGM game characteristics and casino table game charateristics on gambler behaviour and gambling-related harms.

This report is part of a series commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust (UK)  to gain an understanding of gaming machines (also known as Fixed Odds Betting Terminals or FOBTs) in Licensed Betting Offices. The purpose of this paper was to develop a better understanding of player views and interactions with Return To Player (RTP) messages.

This report is part of a series commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust (UK) to gain an understanding of gaming machines (also known as Fixed Odds Betting Terminals or FOBTs) in Licensed Betting Offices.  The research program as a whole seeks to explore the extent to which industry data generated by machines in bookmakers can be used to identify harmful patterns of play...

This report is part of a series commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust (UK)  to gain an understanding of gaming machines (also known as Fixed Odds Betting Terminals or FOBTs) in Licensed Betting Offices.  This lab-based experiment sought to examine whether...

This report is the third in a series commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust (UK) to gain an understanding of gaming machines (also known as Fixed Odds Betting Terminals or FOBTs) in Licensed Betting Offices. 

The research program as a whole seeks to explore the extent to which industry data generated by machines in bookmakers can be used to identify harmful patterns of play.

This report, best read in conjunction with Report Two, analyses previous results and data and provides a discussion of their interpretation.

This report is the second in a series commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust (UK) designed to gain an understanding of gaming machines (also known as Fixed Odds Betting Terminals or FOBTs) in Licensed Betting Offices.

This report provides an overview of the broader gambling behaviour of loyalty card holders and investigates the prevalence of problem gambling aongst FOBT loyalty card holders.

This report is the first in a series commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust (UK) to gain an understanding of gaming machines (also known as Fixed Odds Betting Terminals or FOBTs) in Licensed Betting Offices. 

This report documents the different patterns of play that could be considered harmful and that may be recorded in industry data.

This recent article published in the Journal of Gambling Studies examines predictors of  'escape style' problem gambling among young Australian gamblers.  Results suggest that anxiety and dissociation play an important role in ‘escape style’ gambling and that strategies to combat problem gambling may benefit from research targeting anxiety and attempting to rechannel dissociative...

This report, collated by the UK Gambling Commission,  presents detailed statistics relating to the gambling industry in Great Britain. The latest information on each industry sector – arcades, betting, bingo, casinos, gaming machine manufacturers, lotteries (other than the National Lottery) and remote gambling is provided.

This research was carried out by academics at Harvest Strategy and led by Dr Rohan Miller, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Sydney.  The research was commissioned by the International Social Games Association (ISGA)  to inform the evidence base with regard to social gaming and, in particular, to address the question of whether social casino games may influence minors towards real money gambling.

This report from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation presents the final findings of the Victorian Gambling Study, a longitudinal analysis examining the gambling behaviours and health of Victorian adults over a period of four years, from 2008 to 2012.

The Canadian Gambling Digest is prepared for the Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling by the Responsible Gambling Council.  The Digest presents general industry data as well as information about revenues, problem gambling prevalence and problem gambling assistance throughout Canada.

Disallowing winnings from self-excluded gamblers in breach of the self-exclusion agreement is also known as "forfeiture" -  a practice that has been introduced in a number of jurisdictions over recent years.  

In 2013-14 the Responsible Gambling Council (Canada) undertook a review of the practice with a view to assessing its advisability as a component of self-exclusion programs.  This report summarises the outcomes of that review.

This report contains the gambling component of the New Zealand Health and Lifestyle Survey 2012 (HLS).  The HLS is conducted every two years and aims to monitor the health behaviours and attitudes of New Zealand residents, including gambling participation and activities.  

Specifically, the report determines the prevalance and frequency of gambling participation, the patterns of gambling behaviour, including an examination of those at risk of gambling problems, and a comparison of previous years results. 

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