Latest Research

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

This study, from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, examines the risk and protective factors for problem gambling among young adults, specifically the relationship between problem gambling and symptoms of anxiety and depression, over a two year period.

This study is a follow-up to the 2014 study of holders of bookmakers loyalty cards, commissioned by the UK Responsible Gambling Trust (now GambleAware), as part of a programme of research looking at users of machines in bookmakers. Conducted by NatCen Social Research the study was commissioned to explore changing patterns of gambling behaviour over time, examine changes in problem gambling behaviour, and identify who is more likely to change problem gambling status.

This research, requested by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board and conducted by Professor Ian McHale, University of Salford and  Professor David Forrest, University of Liverpool, is an analysis of machine data to examine the impact of the £ 50 Regulations introduced in the UK in April 2015 which changed the conditions of use of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOB-Ts).

This report, funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, is an analysis of of gambling advertising and warning messages. The research explored Australian legislation and compared it with other OECD countries as well as looking at the impact of gambling advertising and its interaction with warning messages.

This study explores children's gambling attitudes and consumpltion intentions and the range of consumer socialisation factors, such as family and media, that may influence these attitudes and behaviours.  The study was undertaken by Hannah Pitt and Samantha Thomas et al. from the Deakin University's School of Health and Social Development, and published in the Harm Reduction Journal.

This study, from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, examines the experiences of gamblers accessing e-mental health interventions provided by Gambling Help Online.  The most frequent types of e-therapy accessed by gamblers are examined and evaluated in the report, including: chat and email counselling; self-help website information and self-help modules, and community peer support forums.  The study also developed, piloted and evaluated the impact of a text messaging relapse prevention program trialled over a 12 week period.  This is the first Australian study to describe the...

This paper from the Australian Gambling Research Centre, examines the available literature about gambling participation within culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Australia.

Recognising the inter-related nature of a number of the issues that surround problem gambling and those affected by it, this background paper explores the evidence for cross-sector collaboration. Authored by a team from the Bouverie Centre and published by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, practice guidelines have also been developed, drawing on the evidence in the background paper, for managers and organisations who...

This research, undertaken by a team led by Professor Nerilee Hing at Central Queensland University and published by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, explores responsible gambling and presents a preliminary set of behavioural indicators for responsible gambling consumption.

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...