Current projects

Current projects

The Centre for Gambling Research conducts a diverse range of projects. Some of the larger projects are outlined below. 

We also provide regular project updates and content on social media:

Facebook: @centreforgamblingresearch

Twitter: @ANU_CGR


Talking About Gambling (TAG) Project

The overarching aim of the TAG project is to demonstrate that community driven, well designed health promotion reduces the significant levels of harm caused by gambling in NSW Aboriginal communities. To do this, we are:

  • Working with NSW Aboriginal communities in a collaborative way to develop and build community capacity to address gambling harm;
  • Developing a targeted health promotion campaign through community led design and content creation to address gambling harm at a local level;
  • Using an established social media platform to deliver the health promotion initiative;
  • Conducting a cluster RCT to measure the outcomes and effectiveness of the TAG project; and
  • Monitoring the implementation of the TAG project and trial via a separate mixed methods process evaluation.

This project is a partnership between the NSW Aboriginal Safe Gambling Service, ThinkPlace, Menzies School of Health Research and the ANUs Centre for Gambling Research.

  • The project is funded by the NSW Government Office of Responsible Gambling.

Read more on the Talking About Gambling page.


Gambling and the Australian Defence Force: Understanding history, culture and gambling harm

Currently there is no research evidence of the level of gambling harm amongst Australian Defence Force personnel. There are two main parts to this project:

  1. to conduct an extensive literature review and Australian and International literature;
  2. to develop an animation based on the review to highlight evidence gaps.

This research is funded by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences.


The Client Longitudinal Study

A study looking at client pathways to, through and beyond gambling counselling services. The study will aim to recruit up to 800 gambler clients and 120 family member clients and interview them at different stages of counselling. This research will give us a better understanding of the experiences of people going through gambling services and provide practical and useful information for service providers and their clients.

Updated:  12 October 2020/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications