Gambling

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Gambling accessibility
Gambling policy
Betting


Policy report

Policy futures: a reform agenda

It is intended that this publication will serve to increase the accessibility of valuable evidence and experiences to policy-makers within Australia. The University of Queensland and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust also hope that it will encourage more partnership approaches toward developing public policy that...
Fact sheet

We fact-checked Samantha Ratnam's claim that Victorians have lost $66 billion at the pokies. Here's what we found.

Samantha Ratnam claimed Victoria had lost $66 billion to poker machines since their introduction 30 years ago. Verdict: Ms Ratnam's claim is understated.
Strategy

Our strategy: transforming gambling regulation in Victoria

Following the 2021 Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence, this strategy has been developed by the new Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission in order to shape a gambling industry Victoria that has integrity, is safe and is fair.
Report

Review of The Star Pty Ltd

The Bell Review was established to assess The Star’s suitability to hold a casino licence and to examine compliance with its legal obligations. The review was activated under sections 30 and 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 and began in November 2021. The report...
Report

Safer by design: how can collaboration help design safer gambling?

Demos researchers recently held two roundtables with Playtech, one of the largest suppliers of gambling products in the world, bringing together the gambling industry with academics, policy-makers and charity experts. This report provides an overview of these discussions and details the key themes that emerged...
Conference proceedings

Keynote papers: SOAC 2021 conference abstracts

SOAC 2021 and these conference keynote papers focused on urban and regional transitions in the COVID-recovery era to report and appraise the social, spatial, and economic consequences for equity, inclusion and justice.
Report

Impact of COVID-19 August/September 2021

This report examines changes in alcohol drinking, smoking, vaping and gambling behaviours during the August/September 2021 New Zealand lockdown.
Report

ACMA compliance priority 2020–21: online casino services targeting Australians

In 2020–21, one of the ACMA’s compliance priorities focused on illegal online casinos that target Australians. This report examines the actions taken to combat these services and the outcomes.
Briefing paper

Gambling: a Youth19 brief

This document explores the type and frequency of gambling by New Zealand youth.
Report

Proximity to gambling venues, gambling behaviours and related harms

The findings in this report suggest that the close proximity of gambling venues to people’s homes increases financial hardship and mental health problems, particularly for socio-economically vulnerable populations. This evidence may be useful for state and local governments with their decisions to approve future gaming...
Article

What can we learn from the regulation of sport?

Many of the most troubling issues for sports regulators: drugs, corruption, gambling, racism, gender equality, new technologies and workplace health and safety, are equally problematic for society at large. This article reflects on how sport manages these issues and could provide lessons for others.
Report

Reducing the harm caused by gambling

Gambling harm, which refers to negative consequences caused or made worse by gambling, including emotional or psychological distress, financial problems, and difficulties with relationships, work or study. This audit report examines the effectiveness of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation's efforts to reduce gambling harm.
Report

Gambling participation and at-risk behaviour in problem gambling among Victorian adults

Gambling is a major public policy issue in Australia, affecting the health and wellbeing of many individuals and families in a range of ways. This paper aims to improve understanding of gambling participation and related problems among adults living in Victoria.
Report

NSW youth gambling study 2020

The NSW Office of Responsible Gambling commissioned this study on young people and gambling to address its priority areas of (1) emerging technologies and new trends, and (2) attitudes and behaviours towards gambling in vulnerable or target groups. This research has been prompted by concern...
Report

Report of the Review of the Point of Consumption Tax on wagering and betting

The review analysed the effect of the Point of Consumption Tax (POCT) on wagering operators, the racing industry in Victoria and Australia’s major sporting codes. It considers the effect of the tax on wagering and betting during the first twelve-months following the implementation of the...
Report

The relationship between gambling and intimate partner violence against women

This qualitative study investigated the relationship between gambling and violence by men against their female intimate partners. It also found that further gambling-related harm (including economic abuse) is enabled by current protocols of gambling operators and financial institutions.
Report

Post-lockdown survey - the impact on health risk behaviours

This survey looks at changes in health risk behaviours post-lockdown (Alert Level 1). This survey includes information on alcohol, tobacco, gambling and mental wellbeing.
Audio

In a fix - how match fixing became sport’s biggest threat

The new national agency Sport Integrity Australia is expected to strengthen Australia’s world leading position on anti-corruption in sport. But experts believe it still won’t be enough to rid sport of match fixing.
Report

Impact of COVID-19

The report presents results from a New Zealand survey of alcohol, tobacco and gambling use during the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown.
Report

Australian young women’s gambling behaviours: a socio-cultural investigation of gambling attitudes, beliefs and consumption intentions

The aim of this present study was to explore the range of key determinants that may shape the gambling beliefs and behaviours of older adolescent (18–24 years old) and young adult (25–34 years old) women. The research predominantly focused on young women who demonstrated low...