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The development of empirically derived Australian responsible gambling limits

posted on 01.03.2017, 00:00 authored by Nicki DowlingNicki Dowling, George Youssef, Christopher GreenwoodChristopher Greenwood, Stephanie MerkourisStephanie Merkouris, A Suomi, R Room
The development of empirically derived Australian responsible gambling limits



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Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

Place of publication

Melbourne, Vic.



Research statement

There has been very little empirical research attempting to define levels of responsible gambling. Therefore, this study aims to identify a set of empirically based responsible gambling limits that can be used to inform the development of Australian responsible gambling guidelines. Secondary aims were to identify and evaluate responsible gambling limits for specific sub-groups of the population, specific gambling activities, specific populations and canvas expert opinion about the promotion of gambling limits. Secondary data analysis was conducted from the combined datasets from the second and third Social and Economic Impact Study of Gambling in Tasmania (n=9,303), and the dataset from the 2014 Survey on Gambling, Health and Wellbeing in the ACT (n=2,294). The longitudinal validity of the limits was explored through secondary analysis of the three waves of the Tasmanian Longitudinal Gambling Study (wave 1:n=2,027; wave 2-n=1,039; wave 3; n=820). Two data collection studies including clinicians (n=100) and the public (n=200) about the promotion of responsible gambling limits. Responsible gambling limits for the Tasmania and ACT data are identified by exploring the optimal cut-offs in ROC analysis. Most stakeholders indicated that responsible gambling guidelines are important in preventing gambling-related harm. This research provides a set of working guidelines for researchers, clinicians and policy makers.

Publication classification

A6 Research report/technical paper

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