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Former rugby league player and convicted match-fixer, Ryan Tandy will likely not play the game again, but who’s really to blame? Former rugby league player and convicted match-fixer, Ryan Tandy will likely not play the game again, but who’s really to blame? AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy

Business or pleasure? Ryan Tandy and the NRL take the fun out of rugby league

I’m a relatively well-disciplined guy. In my brief time in this world, I’ve managed to complete a degree, quit smoking, and exercise thirty-odd kilos of self-indulgence away. But if there’s a TV on in…
When you know the numbers, things get a whole lot easier. When you know the numbers, things get a whole lot easier. Roberto Bouza

Want to win at gambling? Use your head

GAMBLING IN AUSTRALIA – Some say “punting is a mug’s game”. But is this always true, or can an astute gambler make long-term profits? Certainly not from casino games. Casinos make profits by paying less…
Some sporting organisations have called for veto powers on “exotic” betting. Some sporting organisations have called for veto powers on “exotic” betting. Joe Castro/AAPimage

Promotion of gambling short-changes Australian sport … and its fans

GAMBLING IN AUSTRALIA – Australians spend about $20 billion every year gambling. This level of expenditure is, according to The Economist, the highest in the world on a per capita basis. Some would argue…