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Gambling in Victoria

What Victorians think about gambling

In 2018, we surveyed 1235 Victorians about their views on gambling. This included their thoughts on gambling harm and stigma, setting limits when gambling, and gambling and sport.

The online survey ran from 23 April to 16 May 2018. Participants were randomly invited from an Online Research Unit database of around 55,000 Victorians. We set quotas for age, gender and location, and because so few people in the population experience problem gambling, we deliberately oversampled this group and other at-risk groups to allow for comparative analysis.

The survey results were weighted to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures for age, gender and location, to make them reflect the Victorian population. Data was also weighted to the prevalence of at-risk and problem gambling, based on findings from the 2014 Foundation-funded Study of gambling and health in Victoria. Find out more about how the survey was conducted.

This survey gives us a snapshot of community attitudes and perceptions about gambling. The insights are informing our work to address gambling harm, complementing major population studies we conduct every few years to gauge how gambling in Victoria is changing over time.

1 in 2

Victorians think everyone who gambles is at risk of harm.

2 in 5

Victorians think gambling less than once a month is responsible gambling.


of Victorians think adolescents are exposed to too much gambling advertising.

The results of the survey do not necessarily represent the attitudes or opinions of the Foundation.

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