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The Goldsmiths Report


The Goldsmiths Report uses quotes from 109 stakeholders (including researchers, industry members and policy users) to explore the relationship between gambling research;and the politics of gambling liberalisation. Key findings include:

  • The idea of ‘problem gambling’ is politically useful. It focuses attention on individual gamblers, rather than relationships between the industry, the state, products and policies
  • Gambling research is heavily dependent on industry support
  • Funding programs prioritise banal questions: researchers are not free to devise critical alternatives unless they wish to remain unfunded
  • There is a lack of transparency about the influence of industry on research and no professional code of conduct governing these relationships
  • The industry has the most accurate and informative data but rarely shares this with researchers

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