The Commission monitors and researches the social effects of recreational gambling as well as gambling that may cause harm. Results from research are used to inform policies and programs that minimise the harm that can be caused by gambling and to target information and early intervention campaigns.
Research is commissioned and sourced from a number of areas including:
- The ANU Centre for Gambling Research established by the Commission http://sociology.cass.anu.edu.au/centre-gambling-research/
- Membership of Gambling Research Australia http://www.gamblingresearch.org.au/
- Projects funded through the Problem Gambling Assistance Fund
- Membership of the National Association of Gambling Studies http://www.nags.org.au/index.php
The Commission shares its research with and monitors that undertaken by other Australian jurisdictions and international bodies particularly in Canada, the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom.