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.
This report is the Australian government's response to the Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements (known as the Wood Review).
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 paper examines changes in online gambling behaviour in April 2020 and compares the results with those of March 2020. This comparison was based on identical surveys undertaken a month apart which asked about online gambling participation.
This study explores the potential for increased online gambling as a result of COVID-19 social distancing measures.
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 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.
This approach paper is intended to outline the department’s approach to designing the Australian sports wagering scheme (ASWS). This paper canvasses the key principles, processes and issues that will be considered in the design of the ASWS, and is intended to inform all relevant stakeholders...
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...
The interim results in this report suggest that between 2015-2018, the volume and spend on gambling marketing and advertising is rising across different forms of media, including TV and radio, with lotteries and bookmakers among the top spenders. Sports advertising was particularly dominant online, with...
This report is a summary of the Weighing up the Odds study which sought to understand the sports‑betting motivations, attitudes and behaviours of young men aged 18–35 who watch or play sports (e.g. AFL, cricket, soccer, horse racing). Its findings suggest that sports betting has...
Applying Corporate Political Activity (CPA) analysis to Australian gambling industry submissions against regulation of television sports betting advertising
This article is the joint effort of a number of high-profile academics in gambling studies. It elaborates on a public health approach to gambling that accommodates an understanding of the political and economic context of a commercial, tax-paying gambling industry.
This document seeks comment on the proposed future direction and content of the Ministry of Health’s Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm 2019/20 to 2021/22.
This research examined the effects of ‘push marketing’ – direct promotional messages such as text messages, emails and phone calls – on wagering operators’ account-holders.
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.
This review was commissioned by the Turnbull Government, in response to the growing global threat to the integrity of sport - recognising that a fair, safe and strong sport sector, free from corruption, is inherently valuable to sports participants, sporting organisations and the 14 million...
Research suggests that the gambling environment in Australia is changing. Sports betting participation has grown substantially in recent years and is emerging as a significant contributor to problem gambling, especially among younger adult males.
From 1 January 2019, the Victorian Government will replace the current wagering and betting tax structures with a point of consumption wagering and betting tax (POCT). The POCT will apply at a rate of 8 per cent of the net wagering revenue derived from all...
This study sought to identify what is currently known about the occurrence of restrictions in Australian licensed online wagering operators and the impact of these on consumers’ behaviour.
This summary details findings on race betting activity in Australia. These findings were derived from analysis of the 2015 Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey.
The South Australian government will introduce from July a “point-of-consumption tax” to claw back some of the gambling tax revenue it is seeing disappear over the border. The new tax is a reasonable response to a growing problem, and probably won’t send bookmakers to the...
Summary: Australian Gambling Statistics (AGS) is a comprehensive set of statistics related to gambling in Australia, covering the entire range of legalised Australian gambling products. The publication has been produced since 1984, and is compiled annually by the Queensland Government Statistician's Office in co-operation with...
There's one first Australians shouldn't be proud of -- we're number 1 in the world with per capita gambling losses and problem gambling. Poker machines cause too much damage already. Online gambling -- including sports betting -- can dramatically increase the damage to the community.
Summary: Reviews the growth of sports betting and the accompanying proliferation of sports betting advertising, with particular focus on its integration into sporting events and broadcasts.It draws on lessons from the advertising of other potentially harmful products, and synthesises research into gambling advertising and the...