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Research report

23 Nov 2017

This report provides an overview of gambling activity in Australia in 2015, with respect to participation, expenditure, and problems among regular gamblers. The report follows a format and style common to gambling prevalence studies conducted in Australia and elsewhere.

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Research report

23 Nov 2017

The research aimed to assess the social costs associated with gambling in Victoria in financial terms.

Phase one of the study reviewed previous attempts to quantify the cost of gambling.

Because previous studies mainly excluded low-risk and moderate-risk gamblers, and...

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Report

24 Oct 2017

Rarely mentioned as a legal policy consideration, this report suggests that gambling may be a feature of offenders’ lives in more ways than the community might expect — a ‘sleeper’ issue, as project participants described it. Yet the overwhelming presence of mental illness,...

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Report

18 Oct 2017

On 13 June 2017, the Senate referred the following matters to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report.

(a) the participation of Australians in online poker;

(b) the nature and extent of any personal or social harms and benefits...

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Research report

05 Oct 2017

This Research Summary details findings on race betting activity in Australia. These findings were derived from analysis of the 2015 Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. The HILDA Survey is designed so that findings can be generalised to the Australian adult...

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Discussion paper

26 Sep 2017

With the Tasmanian Joint Select Committee on Future Gaming Markets considering the future of poker machines in Tasmania, community pressure is growing for poker machines to be banned from hotels and clubs, limiting...

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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

Summary:
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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