Electronic gambling machines

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Electronic gaming machines
Poker machines
Pokies
NARROWER TERMS


Discussion paper

Discussion paper: lowering bet and credit limits for electronic gaming machines

The ACT government has prepared this discussion paper on how it proposes to lower the bet limit on poker machines or electronic gaming machines (EGMs) from $10 to $5 and to introduce a $100 credit (or load-up) limit for EGMs.
Discussion paper

Evaluation of the 2018 gaming machine reforms: discussion paper, August 2021

The NSW Government is evaluating the gaming machine reforms introduced in 2018. Liquor and Gaming NSW will assess stakeholder feedback received in response to this discussion paper.
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...
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.
Discussion paper

Tasmania can’t afford a bet on the pokies

The poker machine industry has been shut down in Tasmania since the 24th of March. The industry is set to re-open on Friday the 26th of June. Re-opening these venues will provide immediate employment to staff previously stood down. However, this research shows that, in...
Report

Victorian population gambling and health study 2018–2019

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.
Evaluation

Evaluation of YourPlay: final report

YourPlay, the Victorian government’s pre-commitment scheme for gaming machines, tries to empower players to make informed decisions about their gambling. This evaluation shows many of the users have experienced benefits from the scheme, but it could be improved with better communications, promotion and data reporting...
Report

Responsible conduct of gambling study

This study contributes to the review and potential improvement of Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) practices in NSW. There has not been a comprehensive examination into the effectiveness of RCG practices and training in NSW. The intention is for this research to build an evidence-base...
Report

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.
Report

Modernising harm prevention for gambling in Australia: international lessons for public health policy and improved regulation of gambling

This report provides a summary of key public health lessons that could be considered to improve gambling regulation in Australia.
Report

Progress on gambling harm reduction 2010 to 2017

Overall, the outcomes presented in this report show progress has been made in reducing gambling harm and inequalities in New Zealand. However, since approximately 2012 the downward movement in harm levels has plateaued.
Report

Gambling in suburban Australia

This report presents a novel mixed-methods study of a social phenomenon that has not yet been well explored: the relationships between place, social circumstances, gambling and harm. It compares two socially distinct areas of a major city (Melbourne, Victoria) to identify a range of issues...
Report

Report of Independent Review Panel gaming machines licensing process: allocation

This is a report to the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation (the Minister) by the Independent Review Panel (the Panel) in relation to the allocation of gaming machine entitlements in the State of Victoria from 16 August 2022. The report is provided...
Report

Effects of wagering marketing on vulnerable adults

This study examined the impact of approaches to wagering marketing, including inducements, on vulnerable adults. Findings from the study show that wagering advertisements and inducements increase betting expenditure.
Report

Mobile EGMs apps – the perfect substitute or the perfect storm?

This report details a program of research devised to address the VRGF questions about free‐to‐play mobile apps that mimic traditional gambling games. Although these products do not involve winning real money, they can involve winning free play‐time and thus replicate a critical element of real...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does a million dollars spent on pokies only create three jobs?

Discussing Tasmanian Labor's proposal to remove pokies from the state's pubs and clubs, World Vision chief advocate Tim Costello claims a million dollars spent on pokies only creates three jobs.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Will removing poker machines from Tasmanian pubs and clubs cost thousands of jobs?

Liberal Treasurer Peter Gutwein claims the impact of taking poker machines out of pubs and clubs would cost thousands of jobs.
Discussion paper

Estimating the revenue share of the Farrell Group and other gambling industry participants from gambling operations in Tasmania

This paper estimates the costs of gambling harm to the Tasmanian economy as $341.58 million, more than three times the total gambling tax revenue accrued by the state in 2016-17.
Report

Fourth social and economic impact study of gambling in Tasmania (2017)

This independent review of the social and economic impact of gambling in Tasmania examines he policy context and structure of the gambling industry, trends in gambling expenditure and government revenue, the economic footprint of the gambling industry, and reports on interviews with gamblers and affected...