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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.
For some people, fixed-odds betting terminals are ferociously addictive, producing big profits for bookies and a rise in problem gambling. What's the solution?
Logos of betting companies and the odds on sporting outcomes are now impossible to avoid, at the ground or on TV.
It is gambling, especially online and mobile, that has come into focus as sport’s most potentially damaging byproduct.
Greater protections for online gamblers are clearly needed, given its growth and higher rates of problem gambling among its users.
There is reason to suggest new reforms, such a banning credit bets and establishing a self-exclusion register, will have some impact in helping to tackle problem gambling online.
A new book tells a detailed story of how policy decisions about pokies are actually made.
In Tasmania, a changing cast of actors has colluded to grant extreme riches to a single family, extracted in large part from the state’s most disadvantaged citizens.
When a player’s on fire, is it hot hands?
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For 30 years, sports fans have been told to forget about streaks because the 'hot hand' is a fallacy. But a reanalysis says not so fast: Statistics show players really are in the zone sometimes.
Sports betting has become a high-profile part of the rugby league’s income and branding.
The NRL is trying to reduce its exposure to the integrity risks posed by spot-fixing.