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The Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC) provides high quality, evidence-based publications and resources for policy-makers, researchers and professionals in the area of gambling.

Recent publications

Man using his smartphone to bet online
Commissioned report— Sep 2018

This study commissioned by the VRGF shows that wagering advertisements and inducements increase betting expenditure.

Commissioned report— Aug 2018

This study shows findings that suggest online and app-based sports betting has become normalised among young men who are regular viewers of sport.

Research Summary— Dec 2017

This Research Summary details findings on sports betting activity in Australia.

Research Report— Nov 2017

This report investigates the current extent of betting restrictions and it's impact in driving consumers to illegal offshore wagering operators.

AGRC in the news

6.8 Million Australians Gamble Regularly

An estimated 6.8 million Australians are regular gamblers, spending money on one or more gambling activities in a typical month, according to new analysis by the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC).

The report found that approximately 1.4 million Australians experience one or more gambling-related problems. This includes over 40 per cent of those who gamble regularly on the pokies, race betting, sports betting, casino table games, private betting or poker.

Read the full media release and news stories. 

Full pokies ‘pre-commitment systems’ needed

Australians need the protection of full ‘pre-commitment systems’ to reduce the financial and social harm from poker machines, according to a discussion paper released today by the Australian Gambling Research Centre.

Eight per cent of the Australian adult population – or 1.4million people – experience some degree of gambling problem. Of these almost half are moderate or high risk gamblers, with poker machines the most harmful form of gambling in Australia.

Read the full media release and news stories.

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