The financial services industry is nothing more than gambling, dressed up in the 'professional' clothing of business.
The Australian Hotels Association (South Australia) has campaigned against the SA Best party’s proposed poker machine reforms.
The Australian Hotels Association of South Australia claims poker machine reforms proposed by Nick Xenophon's SA Best party would wipe out 'many of the 26,000' jobs in the hotel industry. Is that right?
The glum business sentiment is in sectors related to consumer spending.
Business leaders some sectors are feeling less positive about the year ahead because consumers are spending less, according to our analysis of the outlook of leaders of Australia’s ASX 200 companies.
Gamblers feel connected to the machine as hospitality keeps them playing for longer.
Pokies companies want to keep their customers "in the zone", that's why they spend so much to keep tabs on them.
The use of the whip on Australian horse racing is still legal, but is it necessary?
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Banning the whip in Australian horse racing would only deter a minority of race enthusiasts from gambling or watching any events.
The evidence behind Nick Xenophon’s proposed gambling reforms in South Australia is reasonably strong.
Nick Xenophon says the proposals encapsulated in his party’s gambling policy for the South Australian election are just the start of a wider push for reform.
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With a proposition bet, the odds are always against you.
Money gambled on pokies is frequently diverted from other, often more productive purposes, such as mortgage repayments, rent or other entertainment.
Disadvantage predicts the extent of poker machine losses far more in Tasmania than in other Australian states and territories.
On December 30, 1967 the UK's highest court drew a line in the sand over the rise of casinos. Here's what happened next.
Players of video game
Star Wars Battlefront II can emulate a dogfight from the new film Star Wars: The Last Jedi in TIE and X-wing fighters.
Star Wars Battlefront II, which lets you play parts of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, ignited debate among gamers, industry and governments that may change how video games are played and make money.
Kids love Angry Birds. But features in the latest version of the game allow exchange of cash for game progress.
In-app purchases and 'loot boxes' in mobile games deliver easy cash for developers and publishers of digital games - and kids are easily sucked in.
Playing to win, set up to lose.
Ireland is the 'wild west' of gambling, with little regulation to protect people from the potential social harm. This needs to change.
Tourists play slot machines at the Paris Las Vegas hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Excessive indulgence is the city’s unifying theme. It’s also a way to end your life. Just ask Stephen Paddock.
It’s not easy.
The Labour Party's promises are a start – but we need to go further. It's a public health crisis.
The one-metre long relatives of this snappy croc at the Koorana Crocodile Farm, near Rockhampton, helped test the betting risks of potential gamblers.
Research that studied the pokie risks gamblers were prepared to take after they held a live crocodile has been awarded one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.
This court case has potential ramifications for every poker machine in Australia.
A court case against a poker machine manufacturer and casino operator could set a precedent for every poker machine in Australia.
About 39.1% of Australians typically gamble on a monthly basis: most of them buy lottery products.
Gambling has impacts on many aspects of life – including employment, income and wealth. The release of HILDA's latest survey provides more evidence to help inform decisions on gambling policy.
Sydney’s Lance Franklin is a popular choice for many fantasy AFL coaches.
Fantasy sports began as a niche hobby for statistically inclined sports fanatics. But, with the internet, it has evolved into a multi-billion-dollar industry.
Pokie losses in Australia’s pubs and clubs increased fourfold between 1990 and 2000.
While fewer people are gambling on the pokies, the amount of money lost per gambler has remained relatively constant over time.
What are the odds? Fixed.
The signs of a gambling problem can be hidden from view.