Tasmanian Research

Third Social and Economic Impact Study into Gambling in Tasmania 2014

Report to the Department of Treasury and Finance, Tasmania

The study is available in two volumes, together with a summary report here.

Sports Betting Research Report 2014

Report to Gambling Support Program, Department of Health and Human Services

Problem Gamblers: General Practitioners' Perception of Self-Competency in Detection and Intervention 2013

Report to Gambling Support Program, Department of Health and Human Services

Research Report

Weighing up the odds: Young Tasmanians' knowledge of, attitudes to, experiences of, and future intentions about gambling 2011

Gambling Support Program, Department of Health and Human Services

Research Report

Social and Economic Impact Study into Gambling in Tasmania 2012

Report to the Department of Treasury and Finance, Tasmania

The study is available in three volumes together with a summary report:

Evaluation of Therapeutic Counselling; Break Even Gambling Support Services in Tasmania

Gambling Support Program, Department of Health and Human Services

Research Report

Break Even Services Gambling Helpline Tasmania - 2010 Review

Gambling Support Program, Department of Health and Human Services 2010

Review in to Gambling Helpline Tasmania

Research Report

An Exploratory Investigation of Online Gambling Amongst University Students in Tasmania

Gambling Support Program, Department of Health and Human Services
Corina Ly
2010

Previous research suggests that there is a high participation rate of online gambling amongst university students and that they may be vulnerable to online gambling problems. The primary aim of this exploratory study was to investigate online gambling amongst students at the University of Tasmania with a focus on observing indications of problem gambling.

Research paper

A study investigating the use and effectiveness of the Tasmanian Self-Exclusion Program

Research Report 
Gambling Support Program, Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania, Cornia Ly 2010

In the lead up to the extension of gaming machines into hotels and clubs the Tasmanian Government took a proactive approach to funding research on social impact as well as best practice in the provision of services for problem gamblers and their families.

As part of its statutory responsibilities the Department is committed to conducting research in to the social impact of gambling and gambling in Tasmania. The information is also used to provide advice to the Minister on policy issues with respect to gambling.

Social and Economic Impact Study into Gambling in Tasmania 2008

The Social and Economic Impact Study into Gambling in Tasmania was released on the 22 July 2008. A copy of the Study has been made available here.

Fact Sheets covering the major findings of the report are available in two volumes:

1. Volume 1: The Social and Economic Impact Study

2. Volume 2: Prevalence of Problem Gambling in Tasmania

Tasmanian Gambling Prevalence Study 2005

The Fourth Study into the Extent and Impact of Gambling in Tasmania with Particular Reference to Problem Gambling. Roy Morgan Research Pty Ltd for Department of Health and Human Services. June 2006 (PDF - caution, large file size 2.4 Mb).

This is a follow up to the studies conducted in 1994, 1996 and 2000.

Fact Sheets on the main findings are also available.

Break Even Gambling Services - Client Information

KPMG were commissioned to provide a summary of the Break Even Services client data for the period from 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2005. This was subsequently updated with information to 30 July 2010.

Their report is presented in a Fact Sheet

Break Even Gambling Support Services

Evolving Ways Consultants undertook a review of the Break Even Gambling Support Services for Department of Health and Human Services in Tasmanian late 2004.

Evaluation of Current Break Even Gambling Support Services and Recommended Future Service Delivery Model 2005.

Monitoring the impact of Gaming Machines

The following reports have been commissioned and funded through the Tasmanian Government, the Community Support Levy and the Gambling Industry Group to monitor the impact on the extension of gaming machines into hotels and clubs. The reports are available on request from the Gambling Support Program.

Inquiry into the Social Impact of the Extension of Video Gaming Machines beyond Casinos in Tasmania. TasCOSS 1992

Legislative Council Select Committee Video Gaming Machines Extension Beyond Casinos Parliament of Tasmania. 1993

A Baseline Study of the Extent and Impact of Gambling Tasmania with particular reference to Problem gambling. Mark Dickerson. 1994

Tasmanian Gaming Commission Framework for Developing an Integrated Gambling Policy for Tasmania. Tasmanian Government. 1995

A financial model of the Tasmanian Gaming Machine Industry Australian Institute of Gambling Research. Tasmanian Gaming Commission 1996

Extent and Impact of Gambling in Tasmania 1996. A Follow up to the Baseline Study Conducted 1994 . Mark Dickerson. 1996 Tasmanian Government.

Patron Care Policies and Programs for the Tasmanian Gambling Industry. Research Unit Anglicare Tasmania. Funded by Tasmanian Gambling Industry Group. 1996

The Tasmanian Gaming Commission Report to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Australia's Gambling Industry Tasmanian Gaming Commission 1998

A Review of the Tasmanian Break Even Problem Gambling Services 1997 -1998. Division of Revenue and Gaming 1998.

The Third Study into the Extent and Impact of Gambling in Tasmania. Roy Morgan Research Pty Ltd. Department of Health and Human Services. Feb 2001 (PDF)

The Impact of Gambling on Emergency Relief Services Provided by the Hobart Benevolent Society. Department of Health and Human Services. David Knox 2001
(PDF Hobart Benevolent Society)

Gambling and the family

House of cards: Problem gambling and low income earners in Tasmania. Anglicare Tasmania, Margie Law 2005

Four Tasmanian studies by Dr Janet Patford, University of Tasmania

Patford, J. (2007). For Poorer: How Men Experience, Understand and Respond to Problematic Aspects of a Partner's Gambling, Gambling Research 19(1&2), 7-20.

Patford, J. (2007). The Yoke of Care: How Parents and Parents-in-law Experience, Understand and Respond to Adult Children's Gambling Problems, Australian Journal of Primary Health, 13(3), 59-68.

Patford, J. (2007). Linked lives: Adult children's experiences of late onset parental gambling problems, International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction 5(4), 367-380.