Identifying effective policy interventions to prevent gambling-related harm

Content type
Commissioned report

June 2019


Charles Livingstone, Angela Rintoul, Cassandra de Lacy-Vawdon, Ron Borland, Paul Dietze, Rebecca Jenkinson, Michael Livingston, Robin Room, Ben Smith, Mark Stoove, Rebecca Winter, Penny Hill

Commissioning Body

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

This report explores potential policy interventions to reduce gambling harm, drawing on existing gambling research and evidence from other areas of public health.

Three research questions guided the project:

  • What are the most effective evidence-based policies and initiatives to reduce harm associated with gambling?
  • What have been the most effective policy drivers for change in areas such as alcohol, tobacco, physical activity and HIV, and how might they be replicated in gambling?
  • What effective policies used or proposed in other areas of public health could be translated to gambling?

Livingstone, C, Rintoul, A, de Lacy-Vawdon, C, Borland, R, Dietze, P, Jenkinson, R, Livingston, M, Room, R, Smith, B, Stoove, M, Winter, R & Hill, P 2019, Identifying effective policy interventions to prevent gambling-related harm, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, Melbourne.