This is the first release of the National Gambling Trends Study (NGTS) findings, which will be produced annually by the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC) at the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS). The aim of the NGTS is to present timely information on recent trends, emerging issues and possible future directions in gambling participation and related harms in Australia. The information is relevant for gambling policy makers and regulators, service providers, researchers and the broader community. A long-term goal of the NGTS is to support the development and implementation of evidence-based approaches to prevent and reduce gambling-related harm in Australia.
Findings indicate 4 out of 5 regular pokies gamblers and 2 in 3 regular online bettors are already experiencing or are at risk of gambling harms. Young people aged 18-34 are at the highest risk of gambling harm in Australia. This highlights the need for the development of approaches to reduce gambling related harm in Australia. Access the latest findings today.