Welcome to the Victorian Gambling Study website. This three-year longitudinal study (which follows the same group of people over time) explores gambling in the state of Victoria, Australia, from a public health viewpoint. The study has surveyed people who gamble and non-gamblers in December and January from 2009 to 2012. Overall findings from the surveys will be presented in 2013.

This study recognises that while gambling is a fun pastime for many people, it can become a more serious problem for some. The hope is that the findings from this research will improve our understanding of the factors that might cause someone who gambles heavily to become a problem gambler.

The overall findings from this study will help with the development of prevention and early intervention options, as well as improved treatment services for problem gamblers across Victoria and Australia.

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Latest News


New study shows correlation between gambling behaviour and life events
A new qualitative study by Swinburne University supports existing research on problem gambling. Gamblers tell their stories: Life patterns of gambling examines the patterns of gambling behaviour demonstrated by 48 Victorians over the course of their lives… Read more >


Study reveals risks that might lead to problem gambling
Wave Three of the Victorian Gambling Study has found that being educated to Year 10 or lower, being dependent on alcohol and reporting anxiety puts adults at greater risk of becoming problem gamblers... Read more >


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If you’re a participant in this study, you’re very important to us. It’s vital that you tell us about changes to your contact details, as, if we can’t contact you, we can’t survey you and we can’t put someone else in your place.

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