Gambling Research Plan 2021-22

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Research Plan 2021-2022

Detailed in this table is the full range of RGF funded research projects currently underway, upcoming or completed for the 2021-2022 period.







Culturally responsive framework to address problem gambling behaviours

This research developed a Culturally Responsive Framework to address gambling related harm. The framework provides tools and resources and contributes to the evidence base underpinning culturally appropriate services.

Western Sydney Community Forum

October 2019

Completed April 2021

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NSW Youth Gambling Study – Stage one

This commissioned research examined youth gambling prevalence and attitudes, the migration from gaming to gambling and the impact of advertising on young people. It included a literature review, focus groups and population-based survey with young people aged 12 to 17 years in NSW.


July 2019

Completed January 2021

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NSW Youth Gambling Study – Stage two

This research will build on the first stage of the NSW Youth Gambling Study. The second phase will focus on the influence of parents and advertising, and how young people transition to gambling and problem gambling behaviour.


January 2022

November 2022

Smartphone betting on sports, esports and daily-fantasy sports among young people

This grant-funded research is investigating how mobile technologies impact on betting behaviour, gambling problems and harm among young people. Methods include interviews, discrete-choice experiment, and ecological-momentary-assessments.


January 2020

December 2021

Development and RCT of safe gambling guidelines for EGM play

This project is developing and testing evidence-based guidelines for safe EGM gambling, based on safe gambling
practices that best predict non-harmful gambling among vulnerable players.


January 2020

December 2021

Early identification of gambling comorbidity in a hospital setting

This project 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.

Western Sydney University

July 2019

April 2023

Impact of EGM late-night play

This study will build upon available research to understand the impact of late-night EGM play on moderate-risk and problem gamblers and help inform decision-making for gaming licences.

Roy Morgan Research

August 2021


RGF contributes to Gambling Research Australia projects

 A range of studies are currently supported by the RGF, including: 

  • Behavioural Trial 1 to support the National Consumer Protection Framework – consistent gambling messaging

  • Behavioural Trial 2 to support the National Consumer Protection Framework – Voluntary opt-out pre-commitment

  • Impact of the distribution of Australian sports data into foreign jurisdictions on consumer behaviour, framing of wagering markets and sport integrity outcome




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