News and media releases: research & data
On 27 January 2023, the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission released figures on pokies expenditure for the first half of the 2022-23 financial year. In total, $1.58 billion was lost in Victoria at the pokies between 1 July and 31 December 2022.
Racing Australia recently published the latest edition of the Australian Racing Fact Book. A Guide to the Racing Industry in Australia 2021–2022 outlines the key results and statistics from the Australian thoroughbred sector. The fact book includes wagering turnover on thoroughbred racing.
On 22 July 2022, the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission released figures on pokies expenditure for the 2021-22 financial year.
On 23 July 2021, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation released figures on pokies expenditure for the 2020-21 financial year.
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The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is pleased to invite applications for funding under our Gambling Research Program (Round 11). The program supports areas of study that inform...
Seven new research projects have been awarded funding under the annual Grants for Gambling Research Program (Round 10) administered by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. The projects have...
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New research into the prevalence of gambling among adolescents estimates that 25,600 students in Victoria aged 12–17 years may be spending $2.9 million on gambling each year, despite being under the age at which Australians can legally gamble. Released to coincide with Gambling Harm Awareness Week (7–13 October), the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation-funded research found 31 per cent of kids in the study had gambled at some point in the past – and six per cent had gambled in the previous 30 days.
New research released today to coincide with Shifting the goal posts on sports betting, a Gambling Harm Awareness Week (7–13 October) panel event, has found gambling ads are played four times more often during sports programming than during non-sport TV.
Victorians lost $2.699 billion on the pokies in 2018-19.
A gambling researcher funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation since 2013 has been awarded one of the ABC’s highly-prized Top Five residencies for 2019
Research funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has been cited in the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ), read across the world by medical and allied health professionals.
Applications are now open for the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s Grants for Gambling Research Program.
People who identify as LGBTIQ+ are invited to participate in a new study examining their gambling experiences.
Five new projects have been awarded a total of almost $250,000 as part of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s early career researcher grants.
A Guide to the Racing Industry in Australia 2017–2018 outlines the key results and statistics from the Australian thoroughbred sector.
This edition contains 2016–2017 gambling statistics for all Australian states and territories.
In this edition Louise discusses: The Foundation's third biennial conference—Gambling Harm 2018: Taking Action for Change, new research, Gambling Harm Awareness Week, awareness campaign 'The Talk', the formation of a lived experience advisory committee.
Betting operators are using direct marketing channels, like SMS, to advertise inducements to regular sports and racing bettors – predominantly young men – that effectively encourage them to gamble more frequently and with larger amounts of money, thereby increasing their risk of harm.