The very real pain of not knowing
New University of Melbourne research suggests we might choose to endure physical pain over the ‘pain of not knowing’ when it comes to finding out information.
Our love of sport is now a gateway to gambling
New multi-million dollar fine on a betting company should spur us to finally disentangle gambling from our beloved sports, argue University of Melbourne experts
Footy is back but times have changed
Gambling is a part of modern Australian football, but a University of Melbourne expert says COVID-19 means fans are questioning their relationship with the AFL.
Does Australia have a gambling problem?
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast consider the extent of Australia's problem gambling problem, and policy options to address it.
We’re the world’s biggest losers, but odds are we’ll still punt this Cup Day
As Melbourne Cup approaches, a University of Melbourne expert argues more regulation is needed to prevent online bookies taking advantage of problem gamblers.
For the love of the punt
The University of Melbourne HILDA Survey 2017 shows over 200,000 Australians are problem gamblers, but very little is known yet about the impact of their habit.