Gambling in suburban Australia
This study investigates the environmental factors that contribute to gambling consumption and harm at the local level.
A webinar presented by Angela Rintoul and Professor Laurie Brown that discusses recent research about gambling venues' compliance with industry codes of conduct aimed at promoting responsible gambling.
To date there has been little research into environmental factors that influence gambling behaviour. To address this gap, the AGRC undertaking research to examine why gambling problems cluster in some local areas.
About the project
Key questions being investigated include:
what environmental factors contribute to different levels of gambling consumption?
what is the nature and extent of harm experienced by gamblers, their families and the local community in each location?
In order to explore the relationship between expenditure and harm, the study includes areas with high gambling expenditure and compare these with middle-to-low gambling expenditure. Gathering information in both areas assists in understanding ways to understand the differences, and develop effective policy and regulatory responses. The findings of this study will be used to inform evidence-based strategies to respond to and prevent gambling-related harm.
Rintoul, A., & Deblaquiere, J. (2019). Gambling in Suburban Australia. (Research Report). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Rintoul, A., Deblaquiere, J., & Thomas, A. (2017). Responsible gambling codes of conduct: lack of harm minimisation intervention in the context of venue self-regulation. Addiction Research & Theory, 25 (6) pp. 451-461 doi:10.1080/16066359.2017.1314465
Conference and seminar presentations
Rintoul, A, Responsible gambling codes of conduct: what purpose do they serve?, 8 June 2017, AGRC webinar series
Rintoul, A. Family Violence and Gambling: Local Government Public Health Forum, 28 February 2017, Moreland City Council, Victoria
Rintoul, A., Deblaquiere, J., Thomas, A., Dickins, M., Armstrong, A., Gambling in Suburban Australia, Findings from a place-based study in Melbourne, Australia International Gambling Conference, 1 February 2016, Auckland, New Zealand
Rintoul, A., Gambling in suburban Australia: a tale of two suburban neighbourhoods in Melbourne Paper presented at the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, 24 June 2016, North Melbourne, Victoria
Rintoul, A., Gambling in Suburban Australia: Findings from a place-based study of gambling in two local areas of Melbourne, Australia, AIFS conference, 6 July 2016, Melbourne
Deblaquiere, J., Gambling in Suburban Australia, Victorian Local Government Association. Health West Partnership Forum, 29 September 2015, North Melbourne, Victoria
Rintoul, A., Gambling in Suburban Australia: An exploratory place-based study, Population Health Congress, 8 September 2015, Hobart, Tasmania
Rintoul, A., Deblaquiere, J., Thomas, A., Responsible Gambling Codes of Conduct: Honoured in the breach rather than the observance?, 1st Nordic Gambling Policy Conference, 6-7 November 2017, Helsinki, Finland [poster]
Rintoul, A., Deblaquiere, J., Thomas, A., Responsible Gambling Codes of Conduct: Honoured in the breach rather than the observance?, Alberta Gambling Research Conference, 6-8 April 2017, Banff, Canada [poster]