Research


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 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.

Recent Research

At Odds Young people and gambling in the ACT 3.5 MB
Gambling Expenditure in the ACT (2009): By Level of Problem Gambling, Type of Activity, and Socioeconomic and Demographic Characteristics 2.2 MB
Gambling Expenditure in the ACT (2014): By Level of Problem Gambling, Type of Activity, and Socioeconomic and Demographic Characteristics 3.1 MB
Gambling Expenditure in the ACT (2014) - Summary of Findings 473.5 KB
Understand the Self Exclusion Process in the ACT 3.6 MB
Understand the Self Exclusion Process in the ACT - Summary of Findings 326.0 KB
2014 Survey on Gambling, Health and Wellbeing in the ACT – Summary of Finding 499.5 KB
2014 Survey on Gambling, Health and Wellbeing in the ACT 3.7 MB
Impact of Structural Characteristics of Electronic Gaming Machines (GRA Research) – December 2014
Preventive Interventions for Problem Gambling: A Public Health Perspective - Summary of Findings 344.5 KB
Preventive Interventions for Problem Gambling: A Public Health Perspective - Final Report 1.7 MB
ACT Gambling Prevalence Study – Appendix November 2010 689.8 KB
ACT Gambling Prevalence Study - Summary of Findings November 2010 237.6 KB
ACT Gambling Prevalence Study – Report November 2010 2.9 MB
Help-seeking and Uptake of Services Amongst People with Gambling Problems in the ACT - Summary of Findings October 2011 488.5 KB
Help-seeking and Uptake of Services Amongst People with Gambling Problems in the ACT – Report October 2011 2.1 MB
Profiling Problem Gambling Symptoms in the ACT - Summary of Findings October 2011 487.7 KB
Profiling Problem Gambling Symptoms in the ACT – Report October 2011 2.2 MB
Beliefs and Knowledge about gambling amongst high-intensity players of gaming machines - Summary of Findings November 2012 135.9 KB
Beliefs and Knowledge about gambling amongst high-intensity players of gaming machines – Report November 2012 2.6 MB
Stigma and Help Seeking for Gambling Problems - Summary of Findings – November 2013 102.1 KB
Stigma and Help Seeking for Gambling Problems – Report November 2013 1.4 MB
Validation Study of In-Venue Problem Gambling Indicators - Summary of Findings and Gambling Behaviour Checklist (GRA Research) – March 2014 439.6 KB