There's not enough scholarly evidence to suggest game companies can control our minds or our wallets.
Despite clear concerns about the global impact of problem betting, more governments are making it easier to access
The royal commission needs to report back by August. This is an ambitious timeline.
Crown casino and hotel development, Barangaroo Sydney.
Crown's Melbourne and Perth casinos are in the firing line.
Tax revenue from lotteries is supposed to fund education and other public services.
AP Photo/Alan Diaz
The Mega Millions lotto pot for Jan. 15 is the second largest it's ever been. Taxes on the lotto go to state governments, but often the money isn't spent in quite the way it's supposed to be.
Addiction remains shrouded in stigma, while the system through which we provide addiction treatment in Australia is fragmented and failing. There's no better time to address these issues.
Crown Resorts has been told to delay opening its Barangaroo casino until NSW regulators decide if it is fit to hold the casino licence.
Crown casino, Melbourne.
The NSW inquiry has uncovered things Melbourne inquiries haven't.
We all love a happy ending.
Shakespeare was wrong when he wrote 'all's well that ends well'.
The new problem gambling?
Esports is becoming a goldmine for betting companies. New research shows how their online ads are reeling in children.
Bad food: it’s addictive and cheaper.
Governments often blame citizens for social outcomes which are the result of their own policies.
Pokie venues are starting to reopen across the country. For at-risk gamblers, this is a worrying time as they emerge from a long compulsory break from playing.
With perhaps months stuck at home due to coronavirus, gamblers may be tempted to engage more heavily in online betting. New regulations are urgently needed to restrict online bet sizes and credit card use.
Members of the University of Oregon’s basketball team embrace before the final of the Pac-12 women’s tournament.
AP Photo/John Locher
When fans place a bet, it motivates them to watch a sport and root for a team they might otherwise have little interest in.
Accessing gambling and pornography sites may well get harder in Australia, if plans for mandatory age-verification go ahead. But there are already technical workarounds for determined web users.
It is possible to 'gamble responsibly', with these handy tips. But if you can't, there's help.
As smartphone uptake and connectivity grows in Africa, so does the often unhealthy trend of young people betting on sports using their phones.
We knew people with Parkinson’s disease were at heightened risk of developing addictive behaviours like gambling. Our research gives insight into why this is.
About one in six people who take the most common medication for Parkinson's disease will develop addictive behaviours. We found whether this happens depends on a person's unique brain structure.
The game is a major part of John Major's political legacy.
A team photograph of the 1919 Chicago White Sox squad, many of whom would be implicated in throwing that year’s World Series.
Up until the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, gambling and baseball had a marriage of convenience. A century later, gambling is again being seen as a solution to the sport's woes.