Online gambling is on the rise in Australia, mostly by young men. But what prompts young people to gamble online?
One emerging issue is the crossover between online gaming and gambling, where young people (again mostly young males) are exposed to gambling by playing online games.
For this half-day forum, Centrecare has invited two of Australia’s leading researchers in the field of gambling research to speak on these emerging issues to raise awareness and explore strategies to minimise the risks involved.
This Centrecare forum is part of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, 7-13 October 2019.
Dr Sally Gainsbury is the deputy director of the Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic at the University of Sydney. Her research focuses on understanding gambling and developing responsible gambling strategies and harm minimisation policies. She also leads research looking at risk taking involving emerging technologies, such as the problematic use of online games, and other emerging mental health and public health issues.
Dr Daniel King is a senior research fellow and clinical psychologist in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. His research expertise is technology-based problems, with a specific focus on young people’s digital gambling, internet gaming, and social media use.
Who should attend
Community and health workers, educators, youth workers, policymakers and researchers.