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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.
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A senate committee has identified the potential for gambling-related harms from ‘loot boxes’, chance-based features that appear in some video games. The committee recommended a government review to identify regulatory and policy gaps and potential consumer protection measures. A submission to the inquiry by AGRC concluded that loot boxes are a form of gambling and did present a public health risk, and therefore should either be banned or tightly controlled.
Gambling activity report prompts call for action - 27 Nov 2019
The AGRC’s Gambling Activity in Australia report was cited in the Australian Senate today by South Australian Senator Stirling Griff (Centre Alliance). Senator Griff quoted statistics from the report in calling for comprehensive legislation and safeguards to protect Australian consumers.
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