Informing all of the work of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (the Foundation) is a robust and innovative program of gambling research.
The Foundation collaborates with local and international researchers and organisations to deliver a meaningful program of research. This research supports the Foundation’s objectives to reduce the prevalence of problem gambling and the severity of harm related to gambling.
By better understanding the dimensions of problem gambling, the Foundation will be able to inform and deliver effective prevention and intervention strategies and create compelling messages for its community education and awareness program. It will also provide a sound evidence base from which it can support agencies such as Gambler’s Help to develop best practice services.
Management of key research programs coordinated by the Office of Gaming and Racing in the Department of Justice, were transferred to the Foundation on 1 July 2012. Those key programs include:
- Victorian Gambling Study – A four-year longitudinal study which follows the same group of people over time to explore gambling in the state of Victoria, Australia, from a public health perspective.
- Grants for Gambling Research Program - Research reports commissioned to provide a better understanding of gambling and problem gambling.
In addition to these key programs, a full research agenda is currently being developed to align with the Foundation’s public health objectives, and will be published soon.
For more information about our research, please contact us.