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New research has found that contributions to charitable causes by gambling operators amounted to just 1.5% of total net revenue during a three-year period in Victoria. Dan Peled/AAP

New research shows pokie operators are not nearly as charitable as they claim

Gambling operators are required by law to donate some of their revenue for charitable purposes. But a review of data in Victoria shows that charitable giving is actually far less than they claim.
Regulation is not just red tape. It protects the interests of those who put their faith, money, and in some cases, loved ones, into regulated institutions. James Ross/AAP

The Crown allegations show the repeated failures of our gambling regulators

The failure of regulators to uncover alleged criminal activity at Crown casino is an important story. But regulatory failure in gambling runs deep, and is a major political problem.
An alarmingly high proportion of problem gamblers are using off-shore betting firms for ‘micro-betting’ on sports. Shutterstock

Micro-betting: a dangerous form of gambling luring in vulnerable Australians

New research has found that more than a third of Australian sports gamblers are making micro-bets using offshore operators. And this type of betting is strongly linked to problem gambling.

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