Latest Research

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

The Victorian Efficiency and Competition Commission’s final report of their Inquiry into the Costs of Problem Gambling (‘Counting the Cost’) was released on Monday 9 September by the Victorian Treasurer. 

The inquiry commenced in June 2012 and the VCEC presented the Treasurer with its final report on 14 December 2012.

This study, conducted by a team from the Gambling and Addictions Research Centre at AUT University, was designed to assess the effectiveness of three brief telephone interventions relative to standard gambling helpline treatment and each other.

Prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre, this Canadian report suggests that monetary limit-setting features have the potential to help gamblers reduce excessive gambling expenditure, albeit over the long run and in conjunction with other responsible gambling measures that elicit self-reflection.

This report from the Responsible Gambling Council (RCG), Canada,  notes that,  according to recent estimates, there are over 300,000 people in Ontario who are experiencing moderate to severe gambling problems.  


The American Gaming Association's 2013 State of the States, a yearly publication, presents up to date details and statistics regarding the US commercial casino industry.

Gambling and Co-Morbid Disorders reports on a three year research study undertaken by the Centre for Gambling Education and Research, Southern Cross University for Gambling Research Australia. 

The study aimed to increase understanding of co-morbidity and problem gambling as well as assist in the development of effective prevention and intervention measures to avoid problem gambling.

This report, jointly published by Alcohol Concern Cymru and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPysch) in Wales, considers the potential harms of both alcohol and gambling in the UK and makes several policy and research recommendations

This report from the Government of Queensland outlines findings from the Queensland Household Gambling Survey 2011-12.

This report, published by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (RGF), focusses on issues around access to, and the provision of, effective problem gambling treatment services within prisons.  It highlights possible areas for improvement associated with the identification, recording and treatment of problem gambling in Victoria’s criminal justice system.

This Working Paper is from a series published by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research. Written by Hielke Buddelmeyer and Kyle Peyton it examines the relatonship between Australian Government stimulus payments, Carbon Tax compensation and EGM expenditure.

This study was undertaken by ANU on behalf of the ACT Gaming and Racing Commission.  It explores the knowledge and beliefs about signs and symptoms of problem gambling amongst people who play gaming machines, and their attitudes towards people with gambling problems.

The Victorian Gambling Study is a longitudinal study of gambling and health in Victoria, Australia, taking place from 2009 to 2012. Published by the Victorian responsible Gambling Foundation, it examines changes in gambling behaviour over time.

This portion of the research is a continuation (or Wave 3) of previous studies in the same series on problem gambling.

The Victorian Gambling Study is a longitudinal study of gambling and health in Victoria, Australia, taking place from 2009 to 2012. It examines changes in gambling behaviour over time. This portion of the research presents the findings from qualitative interviews of the study participants.

Australian Gambling Statistics (AGS) is a comprehensive set of statistics related to gambling in Australia, covering the entire range of legalised Australian gambling products.

The publication has been produced since 1984, and is compiled annually by the Government Statistician in co-operation with all Australian state and territory governments. This 28th Edition contains data from 1984–85 to 2009–10.

The Responsible Gambling Council has presented the findings from Insight 2011 - a project aimed at developing a framework of best practices for gambling providers to respond to patrons who may have a gambling problem.