How do you limit your gambling?

Posted on: Wednesday, 09 July 2014

We are recruiting participants to an important study into what people do to limit their gambling. This study investigates a whole range of strategies people naturally use when reducing or maintaining their gambling spend. It involves thousands of people across Australia, coming together and telling us what they know about gambling.

We are looking for anyone who has placed a bet over the past 12 months as well as people who used to gamble but don't anymore. If you fit this criteria, we want to hear from you. The survey takes about 30-40 minutes to complete. It will offer you a list of 99 strategies to evaluate. These strategies have been gathered from thousands of people across the world. You would be asked to check any that you have tried and whether they were helpful.

Note: The survey is now closed.

To help out we need you to complete two surveys. The first is a baseline on what you naturally do (or tried in the past) to limit your gambling. The second survey asks about the effectiveness of the 99 strategies and will be offered to you four weeks later.

You can do both surveys anonymously, just provide an email address so that we can thank you with a $30 shopping voucher. This is limited to the first 500 responses. So get in quick!
Quick Facts:

Who has funded this project?

The study is funded by Gambling Research Australia

How much time will the study take?
Both surveys will take approximately 30-40 minutes each to complete.
Can I withdraw from the study?
Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. Should you wish to withdraw at any stage, or to withdraw any unprocessed data you have supplied, you are free to do so without any consequences.
How will the study benefit me?
We expect that by participating in this evaluation that you will consider the helpfulness of strategies for gambling. You will also help us to help others by letting us know what works.
Principal Investigator: Professor Dan Lubman
Associated Investigators: Ms Simone Rodda, Prof Nerilee Hing, Dr Elaine Nuske, A/Prof David Best, Prof David Hodgins and Prof John Cunningham.