Gambling

Discussion paper

01 Sep 2017

Electronic gambling machines (EGMs), or poker machines, are a high-intensity form of gambling and the most harmful form of gambling available in Australia. While less than a third of the Australian adult population (30%) use EGMs annually, and 5% use them weekly, around 30% of weekly users...

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Discussion paper

17 Jul 2017

A new report from Hobart-based think tank, The Australia Institute Tasmania, has found that previous estimates of the impact of phasing out poker machines on employment are inconsistent with recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data.   

ABS data suggests gambling employment in...

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Discussion paper

11 Jul 2017

The purpose of this paper is to provide policy makers, regulators and others with information about key design characteristics of electronic gambling machines (EGMs). These characteristics include auditory and visual cues, “game maths”, and price and prize structure. They also include elements...

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Journal article

11 May 2017

In many countries where gambling is legalised, there has been a strong public policy focus on the need for strategies to reduce gambling related harm. These have often included policies requiring staff in gambling venues to identify and/or assist people who might be experiencing gambling-related...

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Audio program

20 Apr 2017

Gambling experts have hailed a potential plan to impose strict limits on television gambling advertising.

The ABC understands the federal cabinet is poised to impose the restrictions, but it's already facing resistance from the nation's biggest sporting codes.

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Commentary

Article

10 Feb 2017

The South Australian government will introduce from July a “point-of-consumption tax” to claw back some of the gambling tax revenue it is seeing disappear over the border.

The new tax is a reasonable response to a growing problem, and probably won’t send bookmakers to the wall. But it...

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Research report

08 Feb 2017

The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) was established in 2012 by bringing together the functions and resources of two predecessor regulators. The aim was to create a modern world-class regulator—one that would apply an integrated and risk-based approach to...

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Audio program

31 Oct 2016

Medicos, experts and former gambling addicts say they have grave concerns about the closure of the Statewide Gambling Therapy Service in South Australia. The free service, successfully run from the Flinders Medical Centre for two decades, will shut at the end of the year, with government...

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Statistics

19 Aug 2016

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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...

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Website

25 Jul 2016

The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) publishes monthly data on electronic gaming machine expenditure in Victoria. June 2016's data set completes the 2015-16 financial year expenditure report and is now available on the Data web-page.

Total expenditure for...

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Research report

15 Jul 2016

Following the completion of the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry in NSW in June 2016, Premier Mike Baird announced on 7 July 2016 that NSW will become the first Australian State to shut down greyhound racing. On 14 July 2016, the Government appointed Dr John...

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Research report

07 Jul 2016

This report is the result of an extensive inquiry into the greyhound racing industry in New South Wales held under the Special Commissions of Inquiry Act 1983 (NSW). The Inquiry was set up by the New South Wales government in February 2015. It followed the exposure by the Australian Broadcasting...

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Audio interview

28 Jun 2016

The West Australian Premier has been forced to quash suggestions the government is planning to allow the TAB to install electronic gaming machines. The idea had been floated by the state's Racing Minister as part of negotiations over the sale of the government-owned betting agency. WA's gambling...

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Commentary

Article

24 Jun 2016

State governments traditionally regulate gambling in Australia. They tend to work closely with “industry” to promote gambling’s benefits, as they see them.

These benefits include revenue for cash-strapped state treasuries (about $5.75 billion a year, $3.5 billion of it from pokies),...

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Policy

26 May 2016

The poker machines industry is an industry based on exploitation and greed. No matter how powerful and cashed up the pokies lobby is, the fact is most Australians want to see sensible practical reforms to curb the damage caused by pokies.

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Policy

26 May 2016

There's one first Australians shouldn't be proud of -- we're number 1 in the world with per capita gambling losses and problem gambling.

Poker machines cause too much damage already. Online gambling -- including sports betting -- can dramatically increase the damage to the community.

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Research report

22 Apr 2016

Simulated gambling games mimic the characteristics of gambling games but do not provide an opportunity to stake, win or lose real-world money.

People who play simulated gambling games are more likely to gamble commercially and report gambling problems.

The convergence of gambling...

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Research report

13 Apr 2016

Overview

The aim of this project was to systematically investigate gambling-related harm in Victoria and assess the aggregate 'burden of harm' with reference to different levels of problem gambling, and other comparable conditions.

The project used a standard...

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Research report

03 Mar 2016

Explores the relationship between casinos and local gamblers, the regulatory environment and the effect of promotional and responsible gambling initiatives.

Summary
Commissioned by Gambling Research Australia, this research explored the relationship between casinos...

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Guide

Report

15 Dec 2015

Funded through a foundation grant for clinical research on gambling, this project aimed to create guidelines to help members of the public assist people with gambling problems.

The guidelines cover:

  • warning signs
  • talking to a person with gambling problems about their
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