Latest Research

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

This study, produced by the Australian Gambling Research Centre, Australian Institute of Family Studies, sought to identify what is currently known about restrictions placed on Australian gamblers within the licensed online wagering environment and the impact of these on consumers' behaviour.

The study was commissioned by the Department of Social Services (DSS) as part of the government's response to the O'Farrell Review into Illegal Offshore Wagering recommendation that further research be undertaken on the impact of betting restrictions.

This report from the Australian Gambling Research Centre uses data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics In Australia (HILDA) Survey to report on gambling activity in Australia in 2015, with respect to participation, expenditure, and problems among regular gamblers.

This study, funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and undertaken by a team of researchers from Central Queensland University,  aimed to assess the social costs associated with gambling in financial terms in Victoria. The report categorises the types and costs of gambling harm.  ...

This report, funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, from the Centre for Innovative Justice at RMIT University calls for a conversation about gambling and contact with the criminal justice system. 

The authors note that the presence of a number of  social problems in offender populations means that the existence of less visible problems, like gambling, are not always clear.  This report begins to draw together both existing information and suggests ways in which data about gambling and crime may be gathered in future.

This research, conducted by the University of Sydney Gambling Research and Treatment Centre was comissioned by the NSW Government. 

It explores:

  • Types of harm and demographics likely to be attractd to each gambling product;
  • the level of risk of harm in gambling products; and
  • a range of potentially effective strategies to help prevent harm that can be associated with gambling and gambling products.

The New South Wales Government has released a response to the report which can be accessed ...

This summary report from the Australian Gambling Research Centre details findings on race betting activity in Australia. These findings were derived from analysis of the 2015 Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey.

This report, with a full title of "Responsible Gambling: Collaborative Innovation, Identifying Good Practice and Inspiring Change" outlines a new vision for responsible gambling within the UK gambling industry.

It provides examples and recommendations for how operators in all sectors might meet these challenges.

This Canadian program assists those wishing to take a "time-out" from gambling by self-excluding. This longitudinal study found it was effective in reducing opportunities to participate in formal gambling. Most participants were extremely satisfied with the program.

This report, commissioned by Gamble Aware UK, represents phase two of a three part programme investigating the potential use of behavioural analytics in mitigating risky behaviour in the remote gambling sector.

This report, prepared for the Gambling Commission UK, provides information about gambling behaviour in Great Britain using data combined from the Health Survey for England 2015, and the Scottish Health Survey 2015 and the Wales Omnibus in 2015.  The study examines the prevalence and characteristics of gambling participation, at-risk gambling and problem gambling.

This project funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and undertaken by research professionals from Turning Point, Monash and Deakin Universities, Eastern Health, the Alfred Hospital and MAPrc explored the level of gambling harm experienced by people seeking treatment for mental illness and the attitudes and behaviours of clinicians in mental health services.  The study also tested a variety of screens for problem gambling, to determine a recommended screen for use in mental health settings.

This research was conducted in New Zealand by the AUT Gambling and Addictions Research Centre and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Trauma Research.  The report details a project conducted to investigate co-existing problem gambling and family/whānau violence.

This open access article authored by Nerilee Hing, Alex Rusell and Matthew Browne sought to determine the demographic, behavioural and psychological risk factors for gambling problems on online EGMs, online sports betting and online race betting.  It also compares the characteristics of problematic online gamblers on each of these online forms.

This report from the Tasmanian Audit Office looks at the collection of gambling revenue and the management of the Community Support Levy in Tasmania. This performance audit also examined the effectiveness of Community Support Levy funded activities to manage harm from gambling.

This publication from the US based National Center for Responsible Gambling (NCRG) has a focus on questions typically asked by elected officials, public health professionals, state health department directors, and gaming regulators tasked with reducing gambling related harms in the community.  Answers presented come from a “State of the Science Meeting,” hosted by the NCRG in 2016.