Tennis provides an excellent example of a sport of global significance being tainted by gambling’s influence.
The current controversy over match-fixing in tennis has some ironic elements. Anyone watching the Australian Open on free-to-air TV will notice the proliferation of sports betting ads.
Will sports betting ever expand beyond Nevada?
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Betting on sports has been illegal in most states since 1992. Is it time that changed?
Former minister Peter Garrett retracted claims about receiving cash in an envelope from a representative of a gambling industry lobby group.
The gambling industry knows how to wield power, and does it with great expertise, backed by significant resources.
DraftKings will sponsor professional poker players like Ken Weimer – indicative, perhaps, of the demographic they’re courting.
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The fledgling industry faces a minefield that could undermine its valuation and growth.
Those concerned with the growing harms of online gambling will be disappointed with the terms of reference of a new Australian review.
At least 75% of those with a gambling problem have it because of poker machines in clubs or pubs. Yet we see little concern from the government about this group.
Gambling ads are everywhere professional sport is played, from players’ guernseys to stadium displays and on television.
Sports betting hasn’t quite got the hold on Australians that poker machines have – yet. We can stop the harm from growing if we act early.
Don’t trust your emotions.
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In-play football bets may prove tempting, but they're engineered so that the odds fall firmly in the bookmakers' favour.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr and Manny Pacquiao will face off on Saturday.
A perfect storm of personalities, demand and money has created unprecedented hype. How should the media respond?
The real game gets filtered by the imaginary.
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Football games are now watched through a haze of statistics, generated by betting, fantasy football and video games.
The Bulldogs beat the Pathers in the preliminary final - but can the underdogs do it again in this weekend’s NRL Grand Final against the Rabbitohs?
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When the final siren sounds at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday night either the South Sydney Rabbitohs or Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will be crowned as 2014 National Rugby League (NRL) Premiers…
What are the odds? Bookmaker Tom Waterhouse has sold his online gambling business to UK giant William Hill for over $30 million.
That bookmaker Tom Waterhouse has sold his eponymous company to British bookmaking powerhouse William Hill is no surprise. Waterhouse’s recent very public bid for recognition and market share was widely…