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.
Risk and reward: gambling skills applied to rugby.
England face a high stakes game to stay in the World Cup, but pro-gamblers can help
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Most sports fans will enjoy a drink or a flutter during the Rugby World Cup, but the sport should not encourage risky behaviour.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is the top-rated fantasy player on Yahoo’s preseason rankings.
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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.
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.
Problem gamblers engage in “magical thinking” and chase their losses, even though poker machines are set to benefit the house.
What if the worst thing a problem poker machine gambler could lose was time, instead of their mortgage? Welcome to the concept of actuarially fair gambling.
An economic experiment in the making.
A Deal or No Deal-inspired experiment shows people act with excessive caution when they're in the limelight.
Hat in the ring. Jeb Bush pictured in 2013.
When considering US elections it pays to "follow the money" -- and not just the campaign donations. Head to the bookies, not the polls, to see who's really in with a shout.
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.
Gambling’s meteoric rise says a lot about the psychology of post-recession America.
What happened to "a penny saved is a penny earned?"
The Kirner government passed legislation in 1991 to enable a duopoly to establish poker machine venues in local hotels and clubs in Victoria.
Joan Kirner was persuaded by an eager pro-gambling lobby that the financial benefits would save Victoria – and her government. But they certainly didn’t save her government.
First past the post.
So you feel like organising a general election draw. What's the fairest way to do it?
Chance or skill?
New research reveals the relationship between luck and skill in winning at poker.
Coal seam gas has proved a hot topic ahead of the NSW election, not only on the campaign trail but also on social media, where a ‘social mood reader’ can reveal the depth of community feeling.
Beyond polls and betting markets, how else can we gauge how people feel ahead of future elections? Social media is a goldmine, and one of the newer ways to tap into it is with a "social mood reader".
Secret footage revealed that Australian greyhound trainers are still using the banned practice of live baiting.
Australia’s greyhound industry is reeling from the ABC’s Four Corners expose, featuring graphic footage of racing dogs tearing other mammals apart in the illegal training practice of live baiting. The…
China’s moves against the global gambling industry needs to understood against historical and domestic concerns.
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China’s recent clampdown on foreign casinos has been portrayed as an extension of Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive, but it is also more than that. The motives behind Xi’s declaration of war against the…
Damien Oliver (left) rides Fiorente to victory in Race 7 the Emirates Melbourne Cup at the 2013 Melbourne Cup.
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If you’re looking for a definitive answer on who will win the Melbourne Cup – the world’s most prestigious two-mile handicap – I’m afraid I’m going to leave you sorely disappointed. What I can offer is…
Study the form guide all you like – on big race days, your money’s probably safer in your pocket.
Australia’s iconic sporting event – the Melbourne Cup – will see more than 100,000 punters pack into Flemington Racecourse this Tuesday, while those at work around the country pause to tune in to The Race…