Gambling harm minimisation

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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...
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.
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

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

A mixed methods analysis of gambling harm for women in New Zealand

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.
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...
Discussion paper

Gambling on games: how video games expose children to gambling

The presence of gambling and gambling technologies in video games is widespread, pernicious and often hidden. This report identifies four different categories of gambling– gaming crossover, each of which poses different risks and may need to be addressed in different ways: immersive and addictive technologies...
Report

National consumer protection framework for online wagering: baseline study - final report

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...
Report

Online gambling in New Zealand: Results from the 2018 Health and Lifestyles Survey

This report presents results from the 2018 Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS). It focuses on the profile of online gamblers and the types of online gambling in which they participated.
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.
Journal article

Public health effects of gambling – debate on a conceptual model

This article provides a literature review on the social costs and benefits of gambling, with the purpose of building a population-level model of the effects of gambling.
Discussion paper

Online gambling in New Zealand: public discussion document

The current Gambling Act is from 2003. Back then, internet technology was still developing. Law makers couldn’t have foreseen the way that gambling would develop online. This discussion document has been released to seek public feedback on a new framework for online gambling in New...
Strategy

Strategy to prevent and minimise gambling harm 2019/20 to 2021/22

This strategy sets out the Ministry of Health’s approach to and budget for funding and coordinating services to prevent and minimise gambling harm during the three year period starting 1 July 2019.
Journal article

Gambling in two regional Australian Aboriginal communities: a social practice analysis

This paper describes experiences of gambling reported by 50 Aboriginal people interviewed in regional Victoria in 2016 and 2017 as part of studies initiated by two Aboriginal community-controlled organisations.
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.
Evaluation

Local prevention program evaluation 2014-2017: report summary

This document provides a summary of the Local Prevention Program evaluation findings.
Literature review

Online gaming and gambling in children and adolescents – normalising gambling in cyber places

This review found that gambling and gambling-like products are highly visible, accessible and promoted to young audiences across a range of digital media channels. However, there are gaps in our current understanding of how gaming–gambling crossover activities and promotions influence young people in Australia, and...
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...
Journal article

What do children observe and learn from televised sports betting advertisements? A qualitative study among Australian children

This article argues that the time has come for the federal government to stand up to the gambling industry and sporting governing bodies and take action against the damaging influence of sports betting ads on Australian television.