Latest Research

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

The South Australian Government has recently released results of the first gambling prevalence survey undertaken in South Australia since 2005.  

The survey sampled some 9,402 South Australian adults between October and December 2012 and examined a wide range of gambling issues.  

Results include that the prevalence of problem gambling in 2012 was 0.6% of all South Australian adults - a further 2.5% were classified as moderate risk gamblers.

This study was undertaken by Southern Cross University and funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VGRF).  It explores the relationship betweeen health, well-being and resilience to problem gambling.  The study is available from the VGRF website.

The UK Gambling Commission has published its latest industry statistics for the five-year period 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2013.  Statistics are available on all of the industry's sectors, including: betting, bingo, casinos, arcades, gaming machines manufacturers, lotteries and remote gambling.

Initiated by the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission, this is the final report of the research undertaken by the Australian National University's Centre for Gambling Research to examine the stigma associated with gambling problems and how stigma impacts on help-seeking. Access to the full report is available below, or you may wish to access a summary of the report's findings...

This report, undertaken by Swinburne University of Technology, evaluates the effectivness of the removal of ATMs from Victorian Gaming Venues from 1 July 2012.

This report presents findings of a large-scale study of the patterns and prevalence of co-occurrence of family violence and problem gambling in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

This study, reported in the Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health,  tests the feasibility of using nationally representative General Social Surveys for examining trends and patterns in gambling problems and other life stressors amongst the Australian CALD population.

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.