The purpose of the study was to identify structural characteristics of Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs) within Australia and to examine how different structural characteristics affect gambling behaviour (including particularly how EGM structural characteristics affect problem gamblers).

The study was commissioned and funded by Gambling Research Australia (GRA) to meet an agreed research priority of GRA members: To conduct research to inform the development of gaming machine standards for improved consumer protection. It was undertaken by Schottler Consulting