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Problem gambling

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Compulsive gambling
NARROWER TERMS
Policy

Yarra City Council gambling policy 2017

This policy recognises that the community harm resulting from gambling is widespread, and that local councils have a clear role in creating a safe environment for their residents.
Report

Review of illegal offshore wagering

This review was conducted to investigate the size and scope of the illegal offshore wagering problem and advise on ways to strengthen our regulatory enforcement and protect Australians from illegal offshore wagering operators.
Report

Review of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001: final report

This report reviews the effectiveness of the Interactive Gambling Act and makes recommendations to help reduce harm to problem gamblers and those at risk of becoming problem gamblers.
Report

Safeguarding the integrity of sport - the government response to the Wood Review

This report is the Australian government's response to the Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements (known as the Wood Review).
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...
Guide

The dangerous combination of gambling and domestic and family violence against women

This guide has been developed to build the capacity of workers in the domestic and family violence (DFV), gambling help and financial counselling sectors in order to support women who have been affected by DFV (including economic abuse) from a male partner, where the DFV...
Report

Gambling in Australia during COVID‑19

The research findings from this study aim to inform the development and implementation of policy and practice responses to prevent and reduce gambling-related harms in Australia.
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.