This report investigates gamblers' formal and informal help seeking behaviour. The study found that there was a low overall awareness of the gambling help specific services by the respondents. Indigenous and CALD gamblers also revealed a low awareness of professional help overall.
This report investigates the behaviour of young people and their gambling in an Australian context.
This report investigates the gambling behaviour of international university students compared with domestic university students. It examines a range of psychological risk factors for gambling problems, compared major cultural groups, and examined help-seeking options for international students.
This report investigates gambling problems within Australia's Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities (CALD).
This report investigates the factors which influence gambler pre-commitment behaviour.
This report investigates the media culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities are exposed to in terms of gambling.
This report investigates various aspects of Indigenous gambling and problem gambling in several locations and Indigenous communities in New South Wales and Queensland.
This report investigates the risk factors for the development of gambling problems in children who have a family member with a gambling problem.
This report investigates why people choose a particular venue for gambling activities and examines the influence of particular venue characteristics to gambling behaviour especially in relation to electronic gaming machines.
This report describes a novel method to categorise game volatility, and the method is then used to look for commonality between the reinforcement schedules of ten popular games in NSW and ten games which are less popular games.
ln 2008 and 2009, the target population for the New South Wales Population Health Survey was all residents living in households with private telephones.
This report the predictors of relapse and proposes a model of relapse in problem gambling.
This report provides a comprehensive summary of the Australian gambling literature derived from 1992 to June 2008 with an emphasis on material produced in the period 2003-2008.
The report explores the employment status and social recreational gambling pursuits in an urban community environment, with a focus on the relationship between residents' social environment and their leisure activities; the significance of access to local community recreational gambling venues; and the importance of employment status in relation to gambling activities.
This report investigates the effectiveness of the 6 hour shutdown period in minimising the harm caused by problem gambling.
Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA)December 2008
Needs Analysis of Specialist Support Services for Problem Gambling Counselling in NSW (PDF, 3.1MB)This report presents key findings of a comprehensive needs analysis of specialist support services for problem gambling counselling in NSW.
This report explores the issue of gambling in a NSW Aboriginal community context to identify and characterise existing responses with the aim to inform the development of future directions and ways forward for action to prevent and alleviate gambling related problems and harms for Aboriginal people in NSW.
Prevalence of Gambling and Problem Gambling in NSW – A Community Survey 2006 (PDF, 1.1MB)ACNielsenMarch 2007
This report identifies best practice strategies in assessment, intervention and delivery of services to people with cognitive disability who have a gambling problem or are at risk of having a gambling problem.
This report investigates the effectiveness of current governance arrangements in relation to the delivery of problem gambling policy and programs. The review is also to report on changes to ensure better co-ordination of policy development in this area.
This report investigates the extent to which poker machine players choose the 'gamble' option and make stage 2 bets.
Comparing Changes in Erroneous Beliefs/Perceptions, Subjective Arousal and Heart Rate between Cognitive Therapy and Imaginal Desensitisation in the Treatment of Pathological Gambling (PDF, 354KB)This report investigated the effect of cognitive therapy and imaginal desensitisation (relaxation-based technique) treatments and their therapeutic effect through common modes of action, either altering distorted cognitions or reducing arousal for pathological gambling.
Gambling: Promoting a Culture of Responsibility (PDF, 1.5MB)This report explains the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal's review, findings and recommendations in regards to the NSW gambling industry in detail.
The Identification of Near Misses in Electronic Gaming Machines and its Effect on Gambling Behaviour (PDF, 297KB)Problem Gamblers Receiving Counselling or Treatment in NSW – Eighth Survey (PDF, 980KB)
This report investigates the number of people seeking help for problem gambling; demographic information on problem gamblers in counselling; and the current assessment procedures, treatment methods, and evaluation methods currently used for problem gambling.
Withdrawal and Tolerance Phenomenon in Problem Gambling (PDF, 153KB)This report compares and contrasts tolerance and withdrawal features in samples of gamblers and alcoholics as a preliminary attempt to test the addictions model of pathological gambling.
This report investigates club members' awareness, perceived adequacy and perceived effectiveness of responsible gambling strategies in Sydney clubs, following the enactment of the responsible gambling legislation.
This report reviews two research reports produced by the University of Sydney Gambling Research Unit and the Centre for International Economics. The research projects investigated the impact of the proposed modifications to the operation of gaming machines on players and gaming venue revenue.
This report investigates and compares levels of gambling expenditure in the states and territories of Australia and assesses the economic impact of gambling in Victoria.
This report investigates the impact of the three hour shutdown of gaming machines, specifically the impact on problem gambling, recreational gamblers, venues and the wider community.
This report presents the results of the seventh annual survey of counsellors providing services for problem gamblers.
This report investigates the psychological predictors of impaired control over gambling.
This report investigates the potential impact and effectiveness of a series of ten harm minimisation based messages on gambling behaviour.
This report investigates the prevalence and nature of gambling in samples of adolescents and young adults with a diagnosis of ADHD compared to a non-clinical group drawn from schools.
Gambling and Criminal Behaviour – An Analysis of Local and District Court Files (PDF, 1.17MB)This report presents existing research on the relationship between gambling and crime.
Losing What You Win – The Relationship Between Lump Sum Workers Compensation Payments, Social Security Preclusion Periods and Gambling (PDF, 1.93MB)This report examines the relationship between lump sum workers compensations payments, social security preclusions and gambling.
Problem Gamblers Receiving Counselling or Treatment in New South Wales – Sixth Survey (PDF, 188KB)This report presents the results of the sixth annual survey of counsellors providing services for problem gamblers.
The proposed study involved problem gamblers being randomly allocated to one of three treatment groups: cognitive therapy (CT), GMAP counselling, or a self-help manual and compared.
This report investigates gambling related crime in NSW between 1996 and 1999.
This report investigates the social costs of gambling, alcohol and substance abuse upon the individuals and communities within the southern Shoalhaven area of NSW.
This report presents the results of the fifth annual survey of counsellors providing services for problem gamblers.
This report investigates the proportion of problem drinkers who are problem gamblers and the proportion of problem gamblers that are problem drinkers in order to define a population that could benefit from intervention or treatment.
This report investigates an inpatient and outpatient clinical research service for problem gamblers in the geographical region of metropolitan Sydney covered by the South Western Sydney Area Health Service.
This report investigates the implications of cultural factors in the management of problem gambling among ethnic populations.
Impact of the Sydney Casino on the Social Composition and Residential Amenity of the Residents of Pyrmont UltimoPart 1 (PDF, 2.0MB)Part 2 (PDF, 2.3MB)Part 3 (PDF, 4.2MB)This report integrates and synthesises the findings of previous studies and most recent work including further interviews, a postal survey and a more detailed history of the peninsula as a framework for observations.
This report presents the results of the fourth annual survey of counsellors providing services for problem gamblers.
Robyn Maddern and Mark DickersonFor the School of Psychology, University of Western SydneyJuly 2000.
Michael WalkerOctober 1999
Money, Meaning and Gambling – A Qualitative Study of the Gambling Experiences of Some Young Homeless People in Inner Sydney (PDF, 1.3MB)Salvation Army1999
Part 1 (PDF, 2.3MB)Part 2 (PDF, 1.4MB)Australian Institute for Gambling ResearchJune 1998
Problem Gamblers Receiving Counselling or Treatment in New South Wales – Second Survey (PDF, 830KB) Michael WalkerSeptember 1998
Evaluating the Current and Future Adequacy of Services for Problem Gamblers in Sydney – Part 2 (PDF, 1.6MB)Gary Prosser, Helen Breen, Paul Weeks and Nerilee HingFor Southern Cross UniversityJune 1997
Poker Machine Playing and Problem Gambling Amongst Members of Sydney's Registered ClubsPart 1 (PDF, 2.8MB)Part 2 (PDF, 2.6MB)Part 3 (PDF, 2.9MB)Gary Prosser, Helen Breen, Paul Weeks and Nerilee HingSouthern Cross UniversityApril 1997
Problem Gamblers Receiving Counselling or Treatment in New South Wales – Baseline Survey (PDF, 49KB)Michael WalkerAugust 1997
Young People, Gambling and the Internet – Part 1 (PDF, 1.2MB)Young People, Gambling and the Internet – Part 2 (PDF, 1.5MB)Young People, Gambling and the Internet – Part 3 (PDF, 666KB)Australian Council of Social Service1997
Mark Dickerson, Clive Allcock, Alex Blaszczynski, Barry Nicholls, John Williams, Robyn MaddernFebruary 1996
Study 2 – An Examination of the Socio-economic Effects of Gambling on Individuals, Families and the Community, including Research into the Costs of Problem Gambling in NSW (PDF, 2.2MB)Mark Dickerson, Clive Allcock, Alex Blaszczynski, Barry Nicolls, John Williams, and Robyn MaddernAustralian Institute for Gambling Research, University of Western Sydney, MacarthurJanuary 1996
Socio-Demographic Characteristics of Resident Populations Supporting Poker Machine Playing in Sydney's Registered ClubsPart 1 (PDF, 1.6MB)Part 2 (PDF, 1.5MB)Part 3 (PDF, 490KB)Part 4 (PDF, 560 KB)Part 5 (PDF, 701 KB)Gary Prosser, Helen Breen, Paul Weeks and Nerilee HingSouthern Cross UniversitySeptember 1996
Study 1 [A scan of problem gambling-related services etc. in NSW] – Part 2 (PDF, 332KB)Keys YoungNovember 1995