Research and Publications 


The ACT Gambling and Racing Commission monitors and researches the social effects of gambling and problem gambling. This is done through a range of activities and strategies in association with the Centre for Gambling Research at the Australian National University.

In addition the Commission also contributes funding for research undertaken by Gambling Research Australia (GRA), a national body established by the Ministerial Council on Gambling. For further information and copies of its research reports visit the GRA website at www.gamblingresearch.org.au.

Recent Research

Research Paper

Date Link & File Format

Validation Study of In-Venue Problem Gambling Indicators - Summary of Findings and Gambling Behaviour Checklist

Mar 2014 PDF Logo(440KB)
Stigma and Help Seeking for Gambling Problems - Report Nov 2013 PDF Logo(1.4MB)
Stigma and Help Seeking for Gambling Problems - Summary of Findings Nov 2013 PDF Logo(93KB)
Beliefs and Knowledge about gambling amongst high-intensity players of gaming machines - Report Nov 2012 PDF Logo(2.8MB)
Beliefs and Knowledge about gambling amongst high-intensity players of gaming machines - Summary of Findings Nov 2012 PDF Logo(89KB)
Profiling Problem Gambling Symptoms in the ACT - Report Oct 2011 PDF Logo(1.1MB)
Profiling Problem Gambling Symptoms in the ACT - Summary of Findings Oct 2011 PDF Logo(452KB)
Help-seeking and Uptake of Services Amongst People with Gambling Problems in the ACT - Report Oct 2011 PDF Logo(1.3MB)
Help-seeking and Uptake of Services Amongst People with Gambling Problems in the ACT - Summary of Findings Oct 2011 PDF Logo(455KB)
ACT Gambling Prevalence Study - Report Nov 2010 PDF Logo(737KB)
ACT Gambling Prevalence Study - Summary of Findings Nov 2010 PDF Logo(123KB)
ACT Gambling Prevalence Study - Appendix Nov 2010 PDF Logo(125KB)

Older Research

Research Paper

Date Link & File Format

Young Men and Gambling in the ACT

Sep 2005 PDF Logo(1MB)
Review of the ACT Government's Harm Minimisation Measures Mar 2005 PDF Logo(743KB)
Adolescent Gambling in the ACT Mar 2005 PDF Logo(366KB)
The use of ATM's in ACT Gaming Venues: An Empirical Study Sep 2004 PDF Logo(866KB)
Help seeking by Problem Gamblers, Friends and Families: A focus on Gender and Cultural Groups Sep 2004 PDF Logo(1.18MB)
Gaming Machine Accessibility and Use in Suburban Canberra: A detailed analysis of the Tuggeranong Valley Sep 2004 PDF Logo(6.9MB)
Gambling and Clients of ACT Corrections Jun 2003 PDF Logo(223KB)
Survey of Problem Gambling in the ACT Jul 2001 PDF Logo(590KB)
ACT Needs Analysis Aug 2001 PDF Logo(201KB)
  For more information on research activities and projects refer to the Commission's Annual Reports.