Problem gambling among children has gone up, and it's got everything to do with gambling-like features in video games.
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.
Studies looking at a cross section of the UK population have long recognised FOBTs as contributors to harmful gambling.
Electronic gambling machines can be highly addictive, and are associated with very high rates of gambling harm. Many of the mechanisms of this potential for addiction are now becoming clearer.
A gaming industry expert explains how casinos' ability to hide the price of a slot spin ensures a reliable stream of revenue from even the savviest of gamblers.
When you engage in recreational gambling, you're not simply playing against the odds – you're battling an enemy trained in the art of deceit and subterfuge who uses human nature against you.
For online gamblers, there are many attractions to offshore sights, so governments must focus on arming consumers with better knowledge about its risk.
Cheating at dice games is possible – but it does require some skills.
A study investigating the psychological effects of loot boxes in video games shows that such mechanisms are similar to gambling.
Online gambling collects a huge amount of data. But instead of personalising offers to keep you hooked, real-time data can be used to prevent problematic gambling behaviour.
With bettors clamoring for an edge, legacy media outlets could add a gambling beat to their daily sports coverage – or risk losing out.
That the government has finally moved to limit the damage is welcome, but there is much still to do.
With leagues lobbying for their share, a thriving illegal market that needs to be stifled, and bettors chomping at the bit, the headaches are just beginning.
The spread of video games from desktop PCs to the pockets of young people everywhere has brought new hazards – in the form of online social gambling.
Many states are pondering making gambling on sports legal after the US Supreme Court overturned a federal ban. But is the industry really worth as much as some say it is?
But those hoping for a boon in tax revenues could be sorely mistaken: Sports betting isn't as lucrative as it's often portrayed to be.
Mobile money transfers have been a great asset. But the rise of online betting could threaten its contribution.
Of all sports, cricket is said to be the epitome of fair play. That has a lot to do with its long history.
It's a breed of dog which deserves a better place in society.
The financial services industry is nothing more than gambling, dressed up in the 'professional' clothing of business.