Brand community and sports betting in Australia
Recently published by the foundation, this research investigated the practice of creating or nurturing community groups around branded betting products. This form of marketing is being used by sports betting advertisers to engage young adults into trying or buying their products.
This is of particular interest because it’s one of the ways sport and gambling are being brought closer together in terms of activities and everyday life.
Read the media release here or download the full report here.
Upcoming presentation – Impact of EGM structural characteristics on gambling behaviour
The foundation is hosting a presentation by Sarah Hare,director of Schottler Consulting and a leading expert in problem gambling research, policy and strategy.
This presentation highlights a range of insights with potential implications for future gaming machine design. Written by Schottler Consulting and funded by Gambling Research Australia, this national study involved observation of EGM play across three Australian states. Sarah Hare will present a summary of major findings of the study and explore the impact of EGM characteristics.
The findings from this study have implications for researchers, counsellors, local governments and policy makers.
An abstract and link to the study is on GIRO’s research webpages.
A longer review of this study is in the February GIRO Research Update.
When: Friday, 20 February 2015, 12:15 – 1:30pm
Where: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, level 6, 14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
To book your place or for further information, please email Eithne McGettrick at firstname.lastname@example.org by 17 February 2015. Places are limited so please RSVP quickly.
Grants for gambling Research Program
The foundation is now seeking applications for Round 7 of the Grants for Gambling Research Program. Researchers are invited to submit project proposals under the research priority changing gambling environments.
The program provides funding of up to $200 thousand over three years for investigator-initiated research projects. The program also invites early career researchers to apply for funding of up to $50,000 over two years.
For further information please see the Tenders VIC website (tender number 2015-1). Applications close 25 March 2015.