Latest Research

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

This report presents the findings of the 2011 NSW Gambling Survey.  The survey was conducted for the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing by Ogilivy Illumination. It is the largest dedicated survey into problem gambling in NSW with a sample size of 10,000  adults aged 18 and over. The 2011 methodology for measuring problem gambling differed from the 2006 approach - therefore the prevalence and gambling risk rates from the two...

Thie resource, authored by Robert Williams, Beverley West and Robert Simpson for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre uses the available evidence to provide a framework for understanding how problem gambling develops.  It then describes and evaluates the various problem gambling prevention initiatives used and developed around the world and goes on to identify current 'best practices' for the prevention of problem gambling.

This study, commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services in Tasmania explores the knowledge, attitudes and experiences of young Tasmanians (specifically those between 14-17 years of age) with regard to gambling.

This study, undertaken for the Victorian Department of Justice by Dr Samantha Thomas and Ms Sophie Lewis (Monash University) seeks to understand how broad socio-cultural factors, gambling consumption and behaviours, and interaction with popular media-based messages about gambling influence the ways gamblers think about gambling.

This report, comissioned by the Gambling Commission in Great Britain provides an overview of current knowledge with regard to ‘social gambling’, and widens the discussion of potential implications for risk, harm and responsible play in relation to  gaming and gambling behaviour.

This report, commissioned by UnitingCare Australia, was undertaken by academics from the Monash University School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine. 

The research investigates poker machine expenditure and community benefit claims in 41 federal electorates located across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT.

This report presents the results of a performance audit on monitoring and minimising harm caused by problem gambling in the Australian Capital Territory conducted by the ACT Auditor-General's Office.  The report was presented to the Speaker for tabling in the ACT Legislative Assembly on 3 April 2012.

The second Social and Economic Impact Study of Gambling in Tasmania was released on 28 March 2012.  The study was undertaken by the Allen Consulting Group in collaboration with experts from Monash University, the University of Melbourne and the Social Research Centre. 

Click on the 'read more' link  to access the executive summary of the report.  Or follow the links provided below to access the full report volumes from the Tasmanian Department of Treasury and Finance website:


Gamblers at Risk and Their Help Seeking Behaviour is a recent study undertaken by the Centre for Gambling Education and Research, Southern Cross University for Gambling Research Australia.

The aim of this study was to examine, identify and analyse gambler’s formal and informal help seeking behaviour. The study found that there was a low overall awareness of the gambling help specific services by the respondents. Indigenous and CALD gamblers also revealed a low awareness of professional help overall.