Victorian population gambling and health study 2018–2019
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — May 2020
This report details results from a large general population survey on gambling participation, gambling problems and gambling-related harm in the state of Victoria, Australia conducted between September 2018 and January 2019.
The study is the third of its kind in Victoria. Previous studies were conducted in 2014 and 2008. The latest study differs from earlier surveys in that it includes new elements that better align the investigation with a public health approach through the consideration of gambling harm in the broader community.
The study involved a mobile phone and landline survey of 10,638 randomly selected Victorians adults.
Transitioning into and out of low- and moderate-risk gambling: predictors and profiles
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — March 2020
This study investigated the characteristics of people who transition into, and out of, low- and moderate-risk gambling.
Social influences on gamblers by risk group: An egocentric social network analysis
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — August 2018
The research aimed to map the social networks of low- and moderate-risk gamblers, in terms of their gambling and other potentially risky behaviours, such as alcohol consumption. It sought to understand whether the social networks of low-risk and moderate-risk gamblers differ to those of non-gamblers, non-problem gamblers and problem gamblers.
Gambling and problem gambling in Victoria
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — July 2018
Research conducted as part of Round 7 of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation's Grants for Gambling Research Program, which explored the changing gambling environment.
Report summary: Problem gambling in people seeking treatment for mental illness
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — January 2018
Problem gambling in people seeking treatment for mental illness
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — July 2017
Gambling problems and mental illness frequently occur together. Approximately three-quarters of people seeking treatment for a gambling problem also have a mental illness, most commonly a mood disorder such as depression.
Study of gambling and health in Victoria: findings from the Victorian Prevalence Study 2014
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation — November 2015
Findings from the first prevalence study in Victoria since 2008. The Victorian prevalence study examines participation in gambling by product, frequency and risk groups. It provides demographic and risk group profiles crossed with product use and frequency.
Comorbid problem gambling in substance users seeking treatment
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — February 2014
This research provided an estimate of the prevalence of pathological and problem gambling among people in treatment for substance use problems and explored gambling problems among those seeking treatment for substance use.
The relationship between gambling, significant life events, co-morbidity and associated social factors
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — November 2013
This qualitative study examined how levels of gambling and gambling-related problems are affected by significant life events, psychological co-morbidities and any related social factors amongst people who gamble recreationally and people who experience problems related to their gambling.
Predicting problem gambling: a prospective study of the influence of adolescent risk taking and mental health on gambling during emerging adulthood
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — December 2012
This exploratory study involved 156 participants from the Orygen Adolescent Development Study, and investigates how gender interacts with risk taking behaviours, temperament and psychiatric symptoms.
Problem gambling in people presenting to a public mental health service
Office of Gaming and Racing, Department of Justice — October 2011
The study sought to identify the prevalence of problem gambling among people presenting to a public mental health service, and understand emotional, mental and physical health problems of this client group.