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Gambling research

Our research program supports the development of evidence based policy and programs in the area of gambling. 

The research listed below was commissioned by Liquor & Gaming NSW or undertaken in collaboration with other states and territories through Gambling Research Australia. ​

Research reports published prior to 2012 can be found in the research archive​. 


Gambling Harm Minimisation Report (PDF, 4.6MB)

The Gambling Harm Minimisation research, conducted by the University of Sydney Gambling Treatment Clinic, was commissioned by the NSW Government.

The Responsible Gambling Fund provided funding to develop an understanding of research on gambling related harm to inform the regulation of gambling products and future gambling harm minimisation strategies in NSW.

This report determines the types of harm and demographics likely to be attributed to each gambling product; level of risk for harm for each gambling product; and the range of potentially effective strategies to help prevent the harm that may be associated with each gambling product. More information is available in this summary

NSW Government response to Gambling Harm Minimisation Recommendations (PDF, 122KB)

The Gambling Harm Minimisation report’s findings will continue to be used by the Government to ensure that rigorous safeguards remain effective at managing gambling related harm in NSW.


Impact evaluation of NSW Gambling Help services (PDF, 1.7MB)

This research evaluates the impact of gambling help services on problem gambling in NSW. More information is available in this summary.​​

Innovation in traditional gambling products (PDF, 4.63MB)

This report investigates the effect of new innovative gambling products versus traditional counterparts on player behaviour in Australia. More information is available in this summary. ​ 

The Role of Loyalty Programs in Gambling (PDF, 10.3MB)

This research examines the role that loyalty programs play in gaming machine gambling behaviour and problem gambling. More information is available in this summary


Responsible gambling and casinos​ (PDF, 7.2MB)

This research explores the relationship between Australian casinos and local gamblers, the regulatory environment and the effect of promotional and responsible gambling initiatives. More information is available in this summary.

Gambler self-help strategies: A comprehensive assessment of self-help strategies and actions (PDF, 4.2MB)

This research provides a comprehensive list of self-help strategies and actions from a broad range of sources, and examines their uptake and helpfulness in an Australian context. More information is available in this summary​. 

The Use of Social Media in Gambling (PDF, 4.4MB)

This research identifies and describes the availability and promotion of gambling and social casino game opportunities via social media. More information is available in this summary​. 

Marketing of Sports Betting and Racing (PDF, 9.MB)

This research explores the impact of sports and race wagering marketing on gambling behaviour and intention among Australians. More information is available in this summary​.


Impact of Structural Characteristics of Electronic Gaming Machines​ (PDF, 4.7MB)

This research identifies structural characteristics of Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs) within Australia and examines how different structural characteristics affect gambling behaviour. More information is available in this summary​.

Interactive Gambling (PDF, 7.2MB)

This research investigates how Australians are using interactive gambling services and the impact of interactive gambling on land-based gambling and gambling-related problems. More information is available in thissummary​. 

Validation Study of In-Venue Problem Gambler Indicators (PDF, 5.2MB)

The research sets out to validate a set of problem gambling behavioural indicators and identify people experiencing problems with gambling. More information is available in this​ summary.

The Impact of Electronic Gambling Machine Jackpots on Gambling Behaviour (PDF, 3.6MB)

This research examines the impact of jackpots from electronic gaming machines on player behaviour. More information is available in this​ summary​.


Gambling and co-morbid disorder​ (PDF, 3.3MB)​​

This research examines the relationship between problem gambling and co-occurring disorders over time. More information is available in thissummary​.


Prevalence of Gambling and Problem Gambling in New South Wales (PDF, 2.8MB)

​This report examines the prevalence of gambling and problem gambling in NSW. ore information is available in this summary​.

Research reports published prior to 2012 can be found in the research archive​. 

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Problems with gambling

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