Artificial intelligence and augmented reality tools are upping the stakes when it comes to online sports betting.
The Victorian government has announced major reforms intended to reduce harm caused by poker machines.
If implemented, the recommendations of Australia’s online gambling inquiry will advance regulation by several orders of magnitude.
The bar was always too hard for Dutton. This week’s budget, whatever criticisms can be made of it, has been an elusive target for the Liberals
It’s important Australia doesn’t follow the ineffective voluntary approach to gambling marketing that the UK is taking.
We interviewed 11- to 17-year-olds and they told us gambling advertising is so pervasive in their lives, it’s become normalised.
With few regulations in place, gambling companies are going all-in to attract as many customers as possible – with younger, sports-obsessed and smartphone-savvy Americans particularly vulnerable.
Treatment has a high success rate. Getting problem gamblers in the door – and getting them to complete a full course of therapy – is another matter.
In the past, typical clients tended to be retirees living on fixed incomes who played slots and card games.
The opportunity to place bets has changed the way games look, the way they’re talked about – and, of course, how many people have money riding on the outcome.
Gambling is increasingly pitched to women and if Netball Australia accepts sports betting sponsors, younger girls will be next.
New technology, big jackpots and rubbery regulation means bingo’s friendly reputation is due for a rethink.
Many sports betting platforms now offer the opportunity for punters to place multiple bets in quick succession during the course of a match.
Whether the Victorian royal commission leads to a more responsible gambling industry depends on the recommendations the state government has kicked down the road.
Crown Resorts’ contribution to Victoria is at the core of its attempts to keep its casino licence. But the costs of it keeping the casino may well be greater
Many countries have done much more to reduce gambling-related harm than we have in Australia.
Over the course of Euro 2020, fans across the world will be counting the cost of lost bets.
How many happy gamblers, jobs and profits does it take to make up for the suicides, bankruptcies and domestic violence? Regulators must make cost-benefit guesstimates when considering applications.
Banning offshore gambling sites sounds sensible enough, and the federal government is planning to do this. But to what extent are these sites really ripping off Australian gamblers?
For online gamblers, there are many attractions to offshore sights, so governments must focus on arming consumers with better knowledge about its risk.