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Survey of financial counsellors and clients released

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Financial Counselling Australia has released a new report, Problem Gambling Financial Counselling: Survey and Case Studies. The report is based on two surveys of specialist problem gambling financial counselling agencies conducted in late 2015.

The Australian Government has released the review into illegal offshore wagering

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The Australian Government has released the review into illegal offshore wagering (the O'Farrell report) and its response.

Assessing gambling-related harm in Victoria: a public health perspective

Assessing gambling related harm in Victoria

This report examines the nature of harm associated with gambling, and the amount of harm occurring in the Victoria community.

Australian Racing Factbook 2014–2015 edition published

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Racing Australia recently published the 2014–2015 edition of the Australian Racing Factbook.

Commission publishes community benefit statement figures for 2014–2015

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33 per cent of net gaming revenue in 2014–2015 was claimed for community purposes.

VCGLR releases latest pokies expenditure figures – player loss continues

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On 22 January 2016, the Victorian Commission For Gambling and Liquor Regulation released its latest pokies expenditure figures.

New study shows gamblers betting and losing more

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The first major study of gambling in Victoria in six years has found fewer people are having a punt, but those who do are losing more.

Children and parents influenced by persuasive gambling advertising

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Persuasive gambling advertising is influencing how parents and children view gambling and may reinforce misconceptions, according to a new study funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

Gender gap highlighted in new gambling study

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Men gamble more often, with more money and are at greater risk of developing gambling problems than women, according to a new study commissioned by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

Problem gambling study shows need for prevention and long-term support

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Problem gambling is a long-term condition and relapse is common, according to a new study released by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation today, highlighting the need for prevention and early intervention programs.

Gambling study highlights need for culturally diverse education and services

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Language and culture can affect the way Tamil and Chinese speaking people in Victoria perceive gambling and can prevent those with gambling problems from getting help according to a study by Monash university.

Evidence shows people with gambling problems often experience other problems

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Research highlighting the multiple health and social problems that people with gambling problems can experience is the focus of a new paper from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

Gambling problems among people receiving treatment for substance abuse

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New research suggests about 14 per cent of people receiving treatment for substance abuse also experience problems with gambling.

Social support helps build resilience to gambling triggered by stress

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New research indicates people with gambling problems are more likely than recreational gamblers to increase their gambling activity in response to challenging life situations such as financial concerns, physical illness, relationship or family stress, work problems and mental health issues.

New studies on changing gambling environments and stigma

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A new series of studies are set to investigate the stigma around problem gambling and how changing gambling environments affect people and the way they gamble.

New agenda to drive innovative gambling research

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An exciting program of research is underway at the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation with a number of new opportunities for gambling research expected in the coming months.

Pilot study to inform future problem gambling treatment research

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Investigators from Flinders University have completed the first randomised control trial to compare the effectiveness of exposure therapy and cognitive therapy in treating people with gambling problems.

Counsellors back new problem gambling training and research program

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Counsellors tackling problem gambling have welcomed plans to establish a new clinical training and research program ultimately leading to better treatment for people with gambling problems.

Boost for problem gambling treatment and research

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The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation will enhance its clinical training and research activities over the next year to support the delivery of high quality services for people affected by gambling.

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