Latest Research

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

This report, released by the Tasmanian Department of Treasury and Finance and authored by a research consortium comprised of ACIL Allen Consulting, The Social Research Centre and The Problem Gambling Research and Treatment Centre presents results of the 2013 Tasmanian Prevalence Study.  

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The Quinte Longitudinal Study is a prospective study of gambling and problem gambling conducted in the Quinte Region of Ontario, Canada from 2006 to 2011.  A sample of 4,121 adults, 17 and older, was recruited with 26% of the sample selected for higher levels of gambling involvement. A high retention rate of 93.9% after 5 years was achieved. 

The study examined four main questions:  

  1. what are the normal patterns of continuity and discontinuity in gambling and problem gambling over time;
  2. what individual, social and structural variables mediate the development of...

This publication, recently released by the Canadian Responsible Gambling Council’s (RGC) Centre for the Advancement of Best Practices, presents findings from Insight 2013.  The project focussed on player incentives at land-based gambling venues and gathered information from Canadian and international jurisdictions. 

This research, conducted by Dr Ross Gordon and Michael Chapman of Macquarie University and published by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, explores the nature and extent of brand community as is applies to the marketing of sports betting brands in Australia.

The researchers conducted a content analysis of sports betting websites and live television broadcasts of sporting matches to identify the main themes of sports betting advertising, and engaged a focus group of young adult gamblers to examine consumer response and interaction with sports betting brands.

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.

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