Media releases

Gambling activity among Australian teenagers

Media release — December 2019

A new national study has found 16 per cent of Australian teenagers aged 16-17 years reported spending money on some form of gambling activity in the previous 12 months, with some gambling illegally because they were underage.

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Poker players have highest rate of problem gambling

Media release — February 2018

An estimated 132,000 Australians regularly gamble on poker and nearly half of them experience one or more gambling-related problems, according to new analysis by the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC), part of the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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New migrants at risk of gambling problems

Media release — October 2016

Australia’s strong gambling culture and the stress of migration are placing migrants and refugees at risk of developing problems with gambling, according to a discussion paper by the Australian Gambling Research Centre, based at the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Gambling-like games: Is this kids' stuff or a risk to young people?

Media release — April 2016

A sharp increase in the availability of games that simulate gambling poses a risk to young people by presenting gambling as attractive and relatively harmless, according to a report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies’ Australian Gambling Research Centre.

Sports betting on the rise

Media release — November 2014

Australian sports betting has grown substantially during the last decade and is a significant contributor to rates of problem gambling – especially among young men – according to a discussion paper released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Gambling expert advisory group appointed

Media release — May 2013

The Australian Institute of Family Studies, Director, Professor Alan Hayes AM today announced the appointment of an expert advisory group for the new Australian Gambling Research Centre, to help guide the Institute as it establishes Australia's new independent research centre on gambling.