Discover the projects that the Office for Responsible Gambling has commissioned or funded that are in the works right now.
How our research program works
All the research projects below are part of our Research Plan 2020–2021. The program aligns with and progresses the Responsible Gambling Fund (RGF) Research Agenda 2018–2021, and includes commissioned and grant-funded projects as well as national research projects receiving funding support from the RGF through Gambling Research Australia (GRA).
The current program of studies covers a diverse range of topics and methodologies, many of which are focused on the RGF’s research priority area of emerging technology and new trends.
Population groups addressed by the research include young people, family members and significant others, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and people who engage in sports betting and online gambling.
Smartphone betting on sports, e-sports and daily fantasy sports among young people
Jan 2020 – Dec 2021
This research will investigate how the distinctive structural and situational characteristics of mobile technologies impact on betting behaviour, gambling problems and harm among young people.
Methods consist of interviews, discrete choice experiment and ecological momentary assessments.
Early identification of gambling comorbidity in a hospital setting
Researcher: Western Sydney University
July 2019 – Nov 2021
This is a multi-site research project in South West Sydney. It includes a systematic review and empirical field research to determine the prevalence of gambling comorbidity among people presenting to hospital with substance use or psychiatric problems, as well as the awareness and openness of hospital staff to assessing gambling comorbidity.
Development and RCT of safe gambling guidelines for electronic gambling machine (EGM) play
Jan 2020 – Dec 2021
This research project includes a survey to develop safe gambling guidelines to people wanting to reduce their EGM play. The efficacy of the guidelines will then be tested through a randomised control trial.
The impact of electronic gaming machine late-night play on EGM player behaviours
March 2021 – August 2021
This research will build upon available research to provide a greater understanding of the impact of late-night EGM play on at-risk (moderate-risk and problem gamblers) gamblers.
The Responsible Gambling Fund provides the NSW contribution to Gambling Research Australia for a range of research studies
GRA is a partnership between the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments to initiate and manage a national gambling research program. The NSW contribution is funded by the Responsible Gambling Fund.
Research currently underway includes:
- Interactive gambling in Australia study
- Consistent Gambling Messaging
- Skill-based gaming
- Australian sports data project
Visit the Gambling Research Australia website for more information.