News and media releases: research & data
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 (the O'Farrell report) and its response.
This report examines the nature of harm associated with gambling, and the amount of harm occurring in the Victoria community.
Racing Australia recently published the 2014–2015 edition of the Australian Racing Factbook.
33 per cent of net gaming revenue in 2014–2015 was claimed for community purposes.
On 22 January 2016, the Victorian Commission For Gambling and Liquor Regulation released its latest pokies expenditure figures.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
New research suggests about 14 per cent of people receiving treatment for substance abuse also experience problems with gambling.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.