Independent Gambling Research Consortium

The Independent Gambling Research Consortium is a cross-disciplinary network of researchers dedicated to undertaking independent, evidence based research into the nature and impact of gambling.

    Research expertise

    Key areas of expertise include the psychological, health, economic, financial, social and community and legal dimensions of gambling, along with experience in conducting applied research to help guide public policy decision making.

    The IGRC currently comprises researchers from:

    • South Australia Centre for Economic Studies, University of Adelaide;
    • School of Psychology, University of Adelaide;
    • Public Health Information Development Unit, Torrens University Australia;
    • Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide;
    • School of Health, University of New England; and
    • Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University.

    The researchers have a proven track record of collaboration, having undertaken national and state based studies of gambling for Commonwealth, state and regional organisations.

    These studies include, inter alia, a project to establish a national definition of problem gambling and review of instruments used to assess problem gambling prevalence, social and economic impact assessments of gambling in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, an evaluation of self-exclusion programs and other harm minimisation measures, and a study of the impact of regional caps on electronic gaming machines.




    Regional gaming machine data reveals a dormant gambling market, new highest spender

    SACES today released its latest gambling database which provides regional data on electronic gaming machine (EGM) activity in hotels and clubs in South Australia. It reveals that EGM activity at the state level has been dormant but there have been some notable changes in relative expenditure at the regional level.



    Betting operations tax revenue options

    Department of Treasury and Finance has released a report prepared by SACES regarding the revenue impacts of the Betting Operations Tax (BOT). 


    Contact details

    Phone: +61 8 8313 5555
    Fax: +61 8 8313 4916