The controversy over gambling companies and sport masks a much bigger problem most of us seem ok with.
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The tennis world is the latest sport to be rocked by allegations of corruption, this time by reports of match fixing. So who are the winners and losers when such allegations are made?
A mathematician looks at the odds.
Online in-play betting is likely to be a big growth area for the bookies, and consequently for TV stations. If legalised, what harm might this bring?
Harm minimisation policies should seek to reduce the poker machine gambling of everyone, not just problem gamblers.
Law firm Maurice Blackburn that plans to use Australian consumer law to argue that poker machine operators are engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct to trick gamblers into using poker machines.
For many, the marriage of two American pastimes – gambling and sports – can be almost impossible to resist.
Australians seem uniquely vulnerable to the siren call of poker machines. Here are 15 reasons that suggest why this is so, what impact it has, and what can be done about it.
Some clubs provide genuine benefits to their communities. Unfortunately, clubs have developed significant poker machine dependency – an average of about 60% of total revenue.
The basic characteristics of pokies, combined with constantly refined game features, provide a stimulus to the brain that, in many cases, leads to a form of addiction.
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You are now three times less likely to win the big prize. So why don't we run for the hills?
The favourite in the betting won has almost every single US presidential election since 1868 and more recently the Academy Awards. But how well can the market predict the Nobel Prize winners?
The gambling industry knows how to wield power, and does it with great expertise, backed by significant resources.
The fledgling industry faces a minefield that could undermine its valuation and growth.
England face a high stakes game to stay in the World Cup, but pro-gamblers can help
Most sports fans will enjoy a drink or a flutter during the Rugby World Cup, but the sport should not encourage risky behaviour.
While season-long fantasy football has been around for years, the rise of daily formats has radically changed how fans watch and root for teams.
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.