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?
It is gambling, especially online and mobile, that has come into focus as sport’s most potentially damaging byproduct.
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.
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.
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.
The NRL is trying to reduce its exposure to the integrity risks posed by spot-fixing.
Restrictions on gambling advertisements may be effective in helping those with problems manage their urges to gamble.
Doctors aren't trained to deal with problem gamblers despite the heavy toll on health this addiction takes.
Allowing pokies to continue to be concentrated in Tasmania’s most stressed local areas will continue to cause preventable harm to tens of thousands of Tasmanians every year.
The gambling industry continues to make handsome donations to our politicians, and recently named some of those it supports.
When is a pack of cards truly random?
No state wants to see its revenue base decline – particularly when the jurisdiction benefiting doesn’t even tax (or regulate) its bookies as well as it might.
Fixed odds betting terminals attract all the attention, but something alarming is being overlooked.
The problem of corruption in tennis is likely to be an ongoing threat. So, it is important that the Tennis Integrity Unit develop into a trusted and convincing anti-corruption team.
The gambling lobby's failure to seriously influence the 2016 ACT election should embolden governments around Australia that have a mind to deal with gambling reform.
The harm pokies cause is widespread and tends to affect those already under significant stress. $1 bets are a good first step toward reducing this harm.
If winning first division in the lotto is very unlikely, why is playing so popular?
The gambling industry certainly holds an attraction for former politicians. Perhaps it’s all that money, and the attraction of staying in the game – even if at a peripheral level.
Many sports enthusiasts are notoriously superstitious. Why is that so?
Some argue understanding the layout of a roulette wheel can help you beat the casino. They're wrong.