Latest Research

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

UK gambling statistics, for the period from October 2015 to September 2016, have been published by the UK Gambling Commission and are made available in Word and Excel formats.  They provide the latest information on each industry sector, including arcades, betting, bingo, casinos, gaming machine manufacturers, lotteries and remote gambling.

This report presents findings from the 2015 Northern Territory Gambling Prevalence and Wellbeing Survey.  The report was undertaken by a reseach team from the Menzies School of Health Research.

Gaming machines can be found in thousands of locations globally, from casinos to cruise boats, in clubs and local bars, racing venues, amusement parlours, and even in corner stores or cafes.

This 2016 World Count of Gaming Machines, published by the Gaming Technologies Association,  provides a snapshot of the global gaming machine industry through an estimate of the number of gaming machines legitimately...

This study, from the Australian Institute of Family Studies, aims to describe the experiences of family members of gamblers seeking help online. 

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.