This report details results from a large general population survey on gambling participation, gambling problems and gambling-related harm in the state of Victoria, Australia conducted between September 2018 and January 2019.
The study is the third of its kind in Victoria. Previous studies were conducted in 2014 and 2008. The latest study differs from earlier surveys in that it includes new elements that better align the investigation with a public health approach through the consideration of gambling harm in the broader community.
The study involved a mobile phone and landline survey of 10,638 randomly selected Victorians adults.
The data collected in this study will be used to inform and refine policy, prevention and treatment efforts in Victoria, for example, in relation to where programs and services are located. The study also provides valuable information for governments and agencies to monitor, enhance and track the success of initiatives designed to tackle gambling-related harm.