Awareness and prevention
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Robert Barry, Craig Gonsalvez and Lisa Lole
This study sought to examine the psychophysiological responses of both problem and non-problem gamblers during actual gambling activity in licensed club venues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Sean Cowlishaw
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.
Anthony de Castella, Pip Bolding, Adeline Lee, Sonja Cosic,, Professor Jayashri Kulkarni
Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre
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.
Dr Kerry Brown
Queensland University of Technology
This report examines the socio-economic impacts of accessibility to gaming machine gambling in Victorian communities and in disadvantaged communities in particular.
Dr Anna Thomas
This report tests the link between access, individual and group beliefs and preferences to determine problem gambling vulnerability.
Professor Malcolm Battersby, Mr David Smith, Professor Peter Harvey, Dr Rene Pols
Flinders Human Behaviour and Health Research Unit, Flinders University
This report documents the findings of a pilot randomised control trial of exposure therapy and cognitive therapy for the treatment of problem gambling.
Dr Sudhir Kalé
This research investigates gambling prevalence and poker gambling among Victorian teenagers based on an online survey of 2,000 respondents.
Sarah Whittle, Murat Yücel, Himani Kashyap
The University of Melbourne
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.
Richard Bell and Jennifer Boldero
University of Melbourne
This study investigated a range of factors associated with gambling related problems among young people.
Dr Sarah Wheeler, Professor David K Round and Dr John K Wilson
University of South Australia
This study explored the relationship between gambling and criminal activity.
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.
Lise Saugeres, Anna Thomas, Susan Moore and Glen Bates
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.
Monica J Barratt, Michael Livingston and Sharon Matthews
This study examines the characteristics of local government areas associated with self-identified problem gambling, as assessed through call volume and clients using the Gambler's Help telephone line.
Short and sharp overviews and explanations of gambling regulation, data, and activities.