A review of Australian gambling research

Abstract

The aim of the review was to provide: a critical review of recent Australian gambling research and the extent to which this can be used to inform jurisdictional and national public health policy; inform the research priorities under the National Framework on Problem Gambling 2004-2008; examine a number of factors from the perspective of research utility informing national and inter-jurisdictional policies: (i) the scientific quality of the research; (ii) the methodological comparability; (iii) the role of contextual factors and (iv) the needs of final users. The report provides an analyses of research in terms of the extent to which the findings meet the needs of different stakeholders e.g. policy-makers, regulators, treatment/service providers and researchers. The suggested research areas identified in the report have been classified according into: prevalence research; research into the impacts of problem gambling; {EGMs} and their role in gambling and problem gambling; harm minimisation strategies, interventions and services; economic and geographic impact studies

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