Exploring remote ‘Territory’ to understand gambling in Indigenous communities; NT Gambling Project update

Presented by ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

There is limited research available on gambling in remote Indigenous communities. The Centre for Gambling Research (CGR) is undertaking a project in the Northern Territory to build context and understanding of gambling in three remote Indigenous communities.

This seminar will present qualitative and quantitative baseline data on gambling in these communities collected through semi-structured interviews, participatory research and surveys in late 2017. The baseline research was undertaken as a precursor to health promotion activities being implemented in each community by Amity Community Services Inc.

These health promotion activities are currently being implemented and aim to reduce the harm associated with gambling in communities. The CGR will use this baseline research to evaluate the outputs and outcomes achieved through the establishment of health promotion activities over the next year. 

Further information about Marisa Fogarty can be found on their ANU researcher profile: https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/fogarty-ma