The Ministerial Council on Gambling has nominated six national research priorities for gambling research. Gambling Research Australia (formerly known as the National Gambling Research Working Party) oversees the research agenda. This report has been prepared in response to the first of six national research priorities for gambling research: National definitions of problem gambling and consistent data collection.
The research project involved two major tasks:
a) Conducting a literature review of definitions of problem gambling, gambling-related harm, gambling screens and measurements issues; and
b) Obtaining feedback on the material developed in the literature review.
The research report on Problem Gambling and Harm: Towards a National Definition can be found below. The report is available as complete copy and also in smaller sections for faster downloading.