Research and evaluation can provide critical evidence to support gambling harm prevention, reduction, and the journey from harm to wellbeing.
Section 317 (2) of the Gambling Act 2003 states that an integrated problem gambling strategy must include ‘independent scientific research associated with gambling, including (for example) longitudinal research on the social and economic impacts of gambling, particularly the impacts on different cultural groups, and evaluation’.
The gambling harm research programme consists of a suite of research projects the Ministry commissions from external research providers. It supports the goals of the Strategy by address gaps in the existing evidence base, provide needed knowledge, evidence, and insight, and support services, policy, strategy, and anyone who wishes to use them for better wellbeing.
Information on the Ministry’s gambling harm related data, research, evaluation, and other relevant information can be found below.
Below is a list of websites containing gambling harm related research. Readers are advised to check the information independently for its relevance and accuracy.