Awareness and prevention
Below you will find a list of research published over the last two years along with a brief description of its content. The list is in order of most recent publications. Some of this research has been commissioned by the VRGF and can be found on this site, other research comes from a variety of sources including Gambling Research Australia, various state governments and academic institutions and journals.
Please note that this is a page of listing and summaries, GIRO is not providing judgements about the quality of the research in terms of methodology or independence. Users of the research are advised to make their own assessments of its usefulness.
A randomised controlled trial was conducted to examine the effectiveness of four psychological treatments for problem gambling.
Gambling problems and mental illness frequently occur together. Approximately three-quarters of people seeking treatment for a gambling problem also have a mental illness, most commonly a mood disorder such as depression.
Do Harm-Minimisation Tools for electronic gambling work? And for who?
This open source article critically examines the role that features such as pop-ups, limit setting and breaks in play might have in reducing harm from gambling.
This research report is an analysis of gambling advertising and warning messages on advertising perceptions
The research looked at the relationship between problem gambling and symptoms of anxiety and depression, and the risk and protective factors for problem gambling among young people aged 17-24 over a two year period.
The central question posed here is how advertising affects children’s intention to gamble
This study examined people’s experiences of e-mental health options at Gambling Help Online. It looked at chat and email counselling services, forums, website information and self-help tools. It also piloted and evaluated a text messaging relapse prevention program.