Gambling and public health

Assessing gambling-related harm in Victoria: a public health perspective

April 2016

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

The aim of this project was to systematically investigate gambling-related harm in Victoria and assess the aggregate 'burden of harm' with reference to different levels of problem gambling, and other comparable conditions.

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The relationship between gambling, significant life events, co-morbidity and associated social factors

November 2013 

Louise Holdsworth, Elaine Nuske, Nerilee Hing
Centre for Gambling Education and Research, Southern Cross University

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.

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Conceptualisation of gambling risks and benefits: a socio-cultural study of 100 gamblers

March 2012

Dr Samantha Thomas and Ms Sophie Lewis
Monash University

This qualitative study investigates how gamblers think about gambling. Researchers interviewed 100 adults who had gambled at least once during the previous year.

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The Victorian gambling study - qualitative component

December 2012 

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

The Victorian Gambling Study is a longitudinal research study on gambling and health in Victoria. This report presents results from the study's quanlitative component to provide detailed insights into the experiences of those with gambling problems.

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The Victorian gambling study - a longitudinal study of gambling and public health: wave three findings

December 2012

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

The Victorian Gambling Study is a longitudinal research study on gambling and health in Victoria. This third report from the study presents findings from the 4158 participants who completed three waves of data collection between 2008 and 2011.

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The Victorian gambling study - a longitudinal study of gambling and public health: wave two findings

June 2011

Victorian Government Department of Justice

The Victorian Gambling Study is a longitudinal research study on gambling and health in Victoria. This second report from the study presents findings in relation to participants who completed two waves of data collection between 2008 and 2009.

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A study of gambling in Victoria – problem gambling from a public health perspective

September 2009

Victorian Government Department of Justice

This study is Victoria's first epidemiological study investigating problem gambling and health. Finding from the study are based on a representative sample of 15,000 Victorians who were asked a series of questions in relation to gambling and health.

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