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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
This report provides an in-depth examination of how New Zealand women are affected by gambling. It also suggests harm prevention, minimisation and treatment efforts tailored to address issues for women.
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 objective of this follow up audit was to assess whether the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has taken the action it said it would in response to the 13 recommendations the Victorian Auditor-General made to it in 2017.
The aim of this study was to establish base levels of online wagering involvement, the prevalence of risky gambling behaviour, and levels of online wagering consumer harm, ahead of the full implementation of the National Framework. The baseline study sets a benchmark to inform future...
Host responsibility for pokies in pubs and clubs: results from the 2018 Health and Lifestyles survey
This report presents key findings from the 2018 Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) concerning pokie players at pubs and clubs, and their interactions at such venues.