Gambling policy reform
Politics, regulation and social impacts of EGM gambling
Charles is one of Australia’s foremost gambling researchers. He studies the relationship between gambling problems and physical health status and outcomes, the structural characteristics of electronic gambling machines (EGMs) and the politics and regulation of EGM gambling.
He is a regular and outspoken contributor to the public debate on gambling, particularly with respect to the social impact of electronic gambling machines, and has undertaken numerous consultancies for state and federal departments.
Charles Livingstone's Articles
High-risk online gamble
COVID-19-enforced shutdowns of pubs, clubs and casinos could push high-risk gamblers to shift their habit online.
Pokies, guns and money
The tactics used by the Australian gaming machine lobby are disturbingly similar to those of the NRA in the US.
A poke in the eye
Pokies clubs and other gambling operators have had their charitable contributions exposed by new research.
Regulatory failure in gambling runs deep, and is a major political problem.
From 'no pokies' to 'some pokies'
Nick Xenophon has backed away from the “no pokies” policy that characterised his earlier approach to gambling reform.
Why the bookies love a grand final
The culmination of the year’s footballing contests gave opportunistic sports betting companies the chance to grow their markets.