Research Publications

Our commissioned research are published by research themes

1. Gambling Harms

2. Patterns of Play

3. What works in industry based harm minimisation

4. Treatment and support

5. Lived Experience

Gambling Harms

A longitudinal study of gambling in late adolescence and early adulthood

Executive Summary

A longitudinal study of gambling in late adolescence and early adulthood: the ALSPAC Gambling Study (Published December 2019)

Professor Alan Emond & Dr Linda Hollén, Bristol Medical School; Professor Mark Griffiths, Nottingham Trent University

Report

A longitudinal study of gambling in late adolescence and early adulthood: Follow-up assessment at 24 years (Published December 2019)

Professor Alan Emond & Dr Linda Hollén, Bristol Medical School; Professor Mark Griffiths, Nottingham Trent University

Related resources

Press release December 2019

News article, Daily Mail 05/12/2019

News article, Daily Telegraph, 04/12/2019

News article, Racing Post, 05/12/2019

 

Gambling-related suicide research

 

Gambling-related suicide research: Problem gambling and suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts and non-suicidal self-harm in England: evidence from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2007 (Published May 2019)
Heather Wardle, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Professor Simon Dymond & Ann John, Swansea University; Sally McManus, Independent reviewer (NatCen)

Exploring problem gambling, loneliness and lifetime suicidal behaviours: a cross-sectional study using the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2007 (Published June 2019)
Professor Simon Dymond, Ann John & Sze Chim Lee, Swansea University; Heather Wardle, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Sally McManus, Independent reviewer (NatCen)

Scoping Current Evidence and Evidence-Gaps in Research on Gambling-Related Suicide. (Published July 2019)
Professor Simon Dymond, & Ann John, Swansea University; Heather Wardle, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Sally McManus, Independent reviewer (NatCen)

Related resources

Press release July 2019

 

The effect of gambling marketing and advertising on children, young people and vulnerable adults

Executive Summary

The effect of gambling marketing and advertising on children, young people and vulnerable adults Interim synthesis report EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (Published July 2019)
Ipsos MORI

Interim Synthesis report

The effect of gambling marketing and advertising on children, young people and vulnerable adults (Published July 2019)
Ipsos MORI

Related resources

Biddable Youth: Sports and esports Gambling Advertising on Twitter: Appeal to children, young people and vulnerable adults (Published August 2019)
Josh Smith, Centre for Social Media Analysis at Demos; Agnes Nairn University of Bristol
With: Raffaello Rossi University of Bristol; Elliot Jones Demos; Chris Inskip, University of Sussex

News article, The Telegraph 19/08/2019

News article, The Times, 20/08/2019

News article, ITV.com, 20/08/2019

Gambling and sport: how bookmakers win in voluntary ‘whistle-to-whistle’ advert ban   (Published November 2019)

Dr Richard Purves & Nathan Critchlow, University of Stirling

Measuring gambling-related harms among children and young people: A framework for action

Measuring gambling-related harms among children and young people A framework for action (Published April 2019)
Dr Margaret Blake, Julia Pye, Dr Claudia Mollidor & Leila Morris, Ipsos Mori; Heather Wardle, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Professor Gerda Reith, Glasgow University

Families living with problem gambling: Impacts, coping strategies and help-seeking

Families Living with Problem Gambling: Impacts, Coping Strategies and Help-Seeking (Published October 2018)
Dr James Banks, Dr Catrin Andersson, Professor David Best, Michael Edwards & Dr Jamie Waters for Sheffield Hallam University

A study on the role and influence of family and parental attitudes and behaviours on gambling-related harm in young people

Evaluating online blocking software

Evaluating online blocking software (Published October 2018)
Adrian Talbot of Winning Moves

Gambling and problem gambling among young adults: Insights from a longitudinal study of parents and children

Gambling and problem gambling among young adults: Insights from a longitudinal study of parents and children (Published August 2018)
Professor David Forrest, University of Liverpool; Professor Ian McHale University of Salford

Related resources

Press release August 2018

Measuring gambling-related harms - a framework for action

Measuring gambling-related harms A FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION (Published July 2018)
Heather Wardle, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Gerda Reith, Glasgow University; Professor David Best, Sheffield Hallam University; David McDaid, London School of Economics and Political Science; Professor Stephen Platt, University of Edinburgh

Getting grounded in problematic play: using digital grounded theory to understand problem gambling and harm minimisation opportunities in remote gambling

Getting grounded in problematic play: using digital grounded theory to understand problem gambling and harm minimisation opportunities in remote gambling (Published November 2017)
Dr Jonathan Parke, Sophro Ltd; Dr Adrian Parke, University of Lincoln

Related resources

Research highlights November 2017

Consideration of the impact of immediate calls to action within gambling advertising

Consideration of the impact of immediate calls to action within gambling advertising (Published July 2017)
Sally Gainsbury & Alex Blaszczynski, University of Sydney

Cards on the table: The cost to government of problem gambling in Great Britain

Children and young people's gambling: Research review

Children and young people's gambling: Research review (Published 2016)
Professor Gill Valentine, University of Sheffield

British Older Adult Gambling Behaviour: Evaluating Psychological and Physical Health as Predictive Risk for Problem Gambling

A longitudinal study mapping changes in explicit and implicit measures of gambling behaviour

A longitudinal study mapping changes in explicit and implicit measures of gambling behaviour (Published Mar 2016)
Richard Cutter, University of Northumbria

Children and gambling: Attitudes, behaviour, harm prevention and regulatory responses

Children and Gambling: Attitudes, Behaviour, Harm Prevention and Regulatory Responses (Published Oct 2015)
Malgorzata (Margaret) Anna Carran, Queen Mary University of London

 

Category B Gaming Machines located in British Bookmakers

Report 1: Theoretical markers of harm for machine play in a bookmaker's - A rapid scoping review (Published Apr 2014)
Dr Heather Wardle, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Professor Jonathan Parke, Sophos; David Excell, Natcen

Report 2: Identifying problem gambling - findings from a survey of loyalty card customers. (Published Nov 2014)
Dr Heather Wardle, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; David Excell, Eleanor Ireland, Nevena Ilic and Stephen Sharman from Natcen

Report 3: Predicting problem gamblers: analysis of industry data. (Published Nov 2014)
David Excell, Georgiy Bobashev, Heather Wardle, Daniel Gonzalez-Ordonez, Tom Whitehead, Robert J. Morris, Paul Ruddle

Changes in machine gambling behaviour. Headline findings from a follow-up study of participants to the Health Survey for England 2012, Scottish Health Survey 2012 and the British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2010 (Published Nov 2014)
Heather Wardle & Dan Philo from Natcen

Consumer behaviour in relation to gaming machines

Introduction (Published Dec 2013)
Marc W. Etches

An economic and social review of gambling in Great Britain (Published Dec 2013)
Professor David Forrest, University of Salford

Problem and pathological gambling: a conceptual review (Published Dec 2013)
Professor Paul Delfabbro, University of Adelaide

A critical examination of the link between gaming machines and gambling-related harm (Published Dec 2013)
Alex Blaszczynski, University of Sydney

Does size really matter? A review of the role of stake and prize levels in relation to gambling-related harm, (Published Dec 2013)
Jonathan Parke & Adrian Parke, University of Lincoln

The psychosocial impact of online problem gambling

The psychosocial impact of online problem gambling (Published Sept 2011)
Abby McCormack, Nottingham Trent University

The neuropsychology of self-control and risk-taking: A focus on impulsive behaviour

The neuropsychology of self-control and risk-taking: A focus on impulsive behaviour (Published 2008)
Neal Hinvest, University of Manchester

An explorative investigation of the effects of information technology on gambling and gambling-related behaviours

Patterns of Play

Independent repository of gambling industry data – a scoping study

Independent Repository of Gambling Industry Data – a scoping study (Published August 2019)
Dr Nik Lomax, University of Leeds

Can behavioural insights be used to reduce risky play in online environments?

Can behavioural insights be used to reduce risky play in online environments? (Published October 2018)
The Behavioural Insights Team in partnership with GambleAware

Analysis of play among British online gamblers on slots and other casino-style games

Analysis of play among British online gamblers on slots and other casino-style games (Published March 2018)
Professor David Forrest, University of Liverpool; Professor Ian McHale University of Salford

Related resources

Analysis of play among British online gamblers on slots and other casino-style games, Summary of report
Professor David Forrest, University of Liverpool; Professor Ian McHale, University of Salford

Rapid reviews (advertising & blockchain)

Consideration of the impact of immediate calls to action within gambling advertising (Published Jul 2017)
Alexander Blaszczynski PhD & Sally Gainsbury PhD, University of Sydney

A study on cognitive biases in gambling: Hot hand and gamblers' fallacy

A study on cognitive biases in gambling: Hot hand and gamblers' fallacy (Published Jun 2017)
Juemin Xu, University College London

FOB-Ts in British betting shops: Further analysis of machine data to examine the impact of the £50 Regulations

FOB-Ts in British betting shops: Further analysis of machine data to examine the impact of the £50 Regulations (Published Jan 2017)
Professor Ian McHale, University of Salford; Professor David Forrest, University of Liverpool

Follow-up study of loyalty card customers: Changes in gambling behaviour over time

Evaluation of the player awareness system implementation

Tracked play on B1 gaming machines in British casinos

Tracked play on B1 gaming machines in British casinos (Published Jun 2016)
Professor Ian McHale, University of Salford; Professor David Forrest, University of Liverpool

People who play machines in bookmakers: secondary analysis of loyalty card survey data

People who play machines in bookmakers: secondary analysis of loyalty card survey data (Published Apr 2016)
Dr Heather Wardle, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Examining the effect of proximity and concentration of B2 machines to gambling play

Examining the effect of proximity and concentration of B2 machines to gambling play (Published Mar 2016)
Gaynor Astbury & Dr Heather Wardle from Geofutures Ltd

Secondary Analysis of Machines Data

Secondary Analysis of Machines Data (Published 2016)
David Excell & Piotr Grudzien from Featurespace

Evaluating the impact of the uplift of stakes and prizes on B1 gaming machines in casinos

Evaluating the impact of the uplift of stakes and prizes on B1 gaming machines in casinos (Published Dec 2015)
Professor Ian McHale, University of Salford Professor David Forrest, University of Liverpool Dr Heather Wardle, Natcen

Contextualising machine gambling characteristics by location - final report A spatial investigation of machines in bookmakers using industry data

Category B Gaming Machines located in British Bookmakers

Patterns of play: analysis of data from machines in bookmakers (Published Jun 2015)
Dr Heather Wardle, Eleanor Ireland, Stephen Sharman, David Excell and Daniel Gonzalez-Ordonez.

The role of stake size in loss of control in within-session gambling (Published 2014)
Adrian Parke, Andrew Harris, Jonathan Parke and Paul Goddard, from University of Lincoln

Gambling advertising: a critical research review

Gambling advertising: a critical research review (Published 2014)
Dr Per Binde of the University of Gothenburg

Scoping the use of industry data on Category B gaming machines

B2 Gaming Machines Research Programme (Stage 2)

Examining machine player behaviour: a qualitative exploration

Wheels and tiles: Maintaining social connections through mah-jong and roulette gambling in Manchester

Wheels and tiles: Maintaining social connections through mah-jong and roulette gambling in Manchester (Published Jul 2013)
Zhihong Liu, Goldsmiths College University of London

Learning under uncertainty: A model-based approach for understanding gambling behaviour

Learning under uncertainty: A model-based approach for understanding gambling behaviour (Published Nov 2010)
Erica Yu, University College London

What works in industry based harm minimisation

Responsible gambling industry initiatives: Phase 1

Remote gambling research: Phase 2

Remote Gambling Research: Interim report on Phase 1

A scoping investigation of eye-tracking in Electronic Gaming Machine play

A scoping investigation of eye-tracking in Electronic Gaming Machine play (Published Mar 2017)
Professor Robert Rogers, Bangor University

Evaluation of the Multi-Operator Self-Exclusion Scheme for bookmakers

Evaluation of the Multi-Operator Self-Exclusion Scheme for bookmakers (Published Mar 2017)
Chrysalis Research UK Ltd

Key issues in product based harm-minimisation

Key issues in product based harm-minimisation (Published Dec 2016)
Professor Jonathan Parke, Sophro Dr Adrian Parke, University of Lincoln Professor Alex Blaszczynski, University of Sydney

Gambling and social media

Gambling and social media (Published Feb 2016)
Carl Miller, Alex Krasodomski-Jones, Josh Smith from Demos 

Understanding of Return to Player messages: Findings from user testing

Understanding of Return to Player messages: Findings from user testing (Published Oct 2014)
Debbie Collins, Sophie Green, Jo d'Ardenne, Heather Wardle & Shauna-Kaye from Natcen

Self-Exclusion as a Gambling Harm Minimisation Measure in Great Britain: An Overview of the Academic Evidence and Perspectives from Industry and Treatment

Operator-based Approaches to Harm Minimisation in Gambling

Operator-based Approaches to Harm Minimisation in Gambling (Published 2014)
Professor Alex Blaszczynski of the University of Sydney Adrian Parke Dr. Jonathan Parke & Dr. Jane Rigbye, Responsible Gambling Trust

The relationship between the regulatory environment governing commercial gambling and the shape of the market in the supply and game parameters of gaming machines

Treatment and Support

Gambling and homelessness: Developing instruments for practitioners

Gambling and homelessness: Developing instruments for practitioners (Published Jan 2018)
Dr Stephen Sharman, Formerly of University of Lincoln; Joanne D’Ardenne, NatCen 

Initial impact assessment of ABB Code

Barriers to treatment access for young problem gamblers

Barriers to treatment access for young problem gamblers (Published Sept 2013)
Jane Louise Rigbye, Nottingham Trent University              

Lived Experience

Routes in and out of problem internet gambling by gender and by gambling activity: A mixed-method study based on personal accounts of internet gamblers