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Melbourne Monash Problem Gambling Research and Treatment Centre

Monash University

 The University of Melbourne


A joint initiative of Monash University and the University of Melbourne.

The Problem Gambling Research and Treatment Centre (PGRTC) is conducting a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) exploring both the initial and ongoing effectiveness of psychological treatments for problem gambling in different types of people. If you are interested in learning more about the study, or wish to participate, more information can be found here.
The ‘Guideline for Screening, Assessment and Treatment in Problem Gambling' was officially launched by The Hon. Michael O'Brien, MP, Minister for Gaming, Government of Victoria, on Friday 25th November, 2011. This guideline was approved by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on 11 August 2011. Please click here for more details and a copy of the guideline. PGRTC Guideline


What is the Problem Gambling Research and Treatment Centre?

The Problem Gambling Research and Treatment Centre is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne and Monash University. The primary mission of the Centre is to conduct research that will lead to the development of effective, efficient and durable treatment programs for problem gambling.

The Centre has grown out of a strong existing inter-University gambling research program with two decades of high level multi-disciplinary and collaborative performance in the area of gambling research, service design and service evaluation.

The Centre's mission is pursued through the conduct of the following key activities:

  • Conduct internationally leading research in the treatment of problem gambling and its aetiology
  • Conduct ‘state of the art' reviews of treatment and prevention methods for problem gambling
  • Lead the development of clinical guidelines for the screening, assessment and treatment of problem gambling.

Problem gambling has negative effects on those experiencing it and their partners, children and families. As practice researchers we are dedicated to ensuring that the best preventive, harm reducing and curative approaches are devised and made available to people affected by problem gambling. We are devotees of evidence based and excellent practice and our research is premised upon making a difference.