Resources - Alliance for Gambling Reform

Resources

 

Alliance policies and position papers on reform issues


LANGUAGE GUIDE:

 

Links to gambling data

National:

Every November, the Qld Statistician releases national figures of all legal gambling activity in every state and territory. There is a small time-lag due to data verification, so the figures are for the financial year ending the year before the release. However, given some jurisdictions don't publish data, this is the only source where all the data is consistent and relatively up to date.

 

Victoria:

 

NSW:

Data for poker machines in clubs and pubs in NSW is published 6 monthly by the Dept of Liquor and Gaming. Data is reported by Local Government Area (LGA)

There are some quirks to note: The reporting period for clubs is June-Nov & Dec-May, while pubs report July-Dec & Jan-June, although both data sets are released at the same time.

In NSW, there is no venue by venue data. If there are fewer than 5 clubs in an LGA, Liquor and Gaming bundle the data in with a neighbouring LGA. They do the same if there are less than 5 pubs. However, they don't bundle the same LGAs together, and if an additional club or pub opens, they deamalgamate the data. This means it can be impossible to determine the losses in LGAs with small numbers of venues, especially if they open and close from time to time.

Resources for CALD and Indigenous communities


The NSW SouthWest Sydney Primary Health Network created a number of posters and flyers explaining gambling harm. These are made available free for use, but please acknowledge the PHN if you do use them.

 

Understanding culturally appropriate ways to discuss gambling harm, from the ANU Centre for Gambling Research

 

Helpful resources for Victorian communities

Check out this awesome animation by the VLGA about how to beat a pokie application in your community!

This data has been compiled by the City of Greater Dandenong, a leadership council of the Alliance for Gambling Reform, to help interested parties obtain information about the impact of gambling upon their local areas.

If an application for poker machines has arisen in your local area, reviewing the previous VCGLR decisions on gaming applications will be helpful in preparing to present a rebuttal case to Council and the VCGLR if necessary. Including specific data of your local area and the potential harm caused by additional pokies will be crucial to making your case, as well as linking to the listed relevant research.

 

DATA

 

ASSISTANCE WITH GAMING APPLICATIONS

 

ALTERNATIVE RECREATION

  • Framework for webpage about alternative recreation
  • My Community Life
    • This is a free online marketing website for not for profit community groups, clubs and organisations to list their details, events, activities and volunteer opportunities within the City of Kingston. This provides a resource for residents to find out how they can be involved in community life in the City of Kingston. It’s a Council owned and administered site however the content is user generated with all groups creating their own listings. We have over 450 groups with profiles and an average of 160 events and 80 volunteering roles listed.

 

USEFUL WEBSITES

 

REGULATOR DECISIONS

Dee Why RSL disciplinary action, NSW, July 2020

 

RELEVANT RESEARCH & ACADEMIC STUDIES

The following is relevant studies and background papers from government departments, relevant bodies, and researchers.

Understanding how gambling addiction works