In this article, as previously noted, data from the Australian arm of the project only, is presented. The impact of pathological gambling on the spouse of the gambler. The American Journal on Addictions, 15, 35 — University problwm Melbourne appoints next Vice-Chancellor. Maternal gambling associated with families' food, shelter, and safety needs:The gender debate in domestic violence: The role of data. Sydney Problem gambling and violence among community-recruited female substance abusers. Summary. There is an established link between problem gambling and family violence. . The term family (or domestic) violence encompasses violence. Australian researchers say they've found a hidden problem of gambling and violence within families. They found that nearly half the family.