Gambling behaviours

A comparative study of men and women gamblers in Victoria

Nerilee Hing, Alex Russell, Barry Tolchard & Lia Nower

November 2014

This study provides detailed analyses of similarities and differences between male and female gamblers in Victoria, Australia.

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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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Gambler's tell their stories: an in-depth exploration of lifetime patterns of gambling

October 2012 

Lise Saugeres, Anna Thomas, Susan Moore and Glen Bates
Swinburne University

This qualitative study supports existing research on problem gambling, and examines how early life experiences and life events influence gambling patterns and motivations over time.

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Comorbid problem gambling in substance users seeking treatment

February 2014

Dr Sean Cowlishaw
Monash University

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. 

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The impact of an audience and venue size on poker machine gambling

September 2010

Associate Proffessor Matthew Rockloff
Central Queensland University

This report documents a series of three experimental studies investigating how the presence of large numbers of persons in a gaming venue impact individual betting behaviour

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Australian teens and poker: gambling prevalence, influences and implications

October 2011

Dr Sudhir Kalé
Bond University

This research investigates gambling prevalence and poker gambling among Victorian teenagers based on an online survey of 2,000 respondents.

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Problem gambling vulnerability: the interaction between access, individual cognitions & group beliefs/ preferences

August 2010

Dr Anna Thomas
Swinburne University

This report tests the link between access, individual and group beliefs and preferences to determine problem gambling vulnerability.

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Testing the link between accessibility and gambling problems: gambling and problem gambling amongst gaming venue staff

July 2009

Professor Nerilee Hing and Sharon Nisbet
Southern Cross University

The study aimed to test the link between accessibility to gambling and the prevalence of problem gambling by comparing gambling behaviour and prevalence of problem gambling among gaming venue staff and those with high accessibility to gaming venues compared to the general population and those with low accessibility to gaming venues.

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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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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 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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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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