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.
Ireland is the 'wild west' of gambling, with little regulation to protect people from the potential social harm. This needs to change.
Gambling has impacts on many aspects of life – including employment, income and wealth. The release of HILDA's latest survey provides more evidence to help inform decisions on gambling policy.
When is the upcoming ban on early evening TV sports betting ads not a real ban? When it's a partial ban that ignores how real people watch sport.
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.
Gambling losses in Australia are now close to $23 billion. What's driving this? And do we need to reform gambling regulation?
The greyhound industry has been numerous opportunities to reform like any other industry. But it failed and that why it deserves to be shut down.
Polls suggest that Nick Xenophon’s team will win a bag of Senate seats. Along with a re-elected Andrew Wilkie, and the Greens, will there be enthusiasm for gambling reform in the next parliament?
Most sports fans will enjoy a drink or a flutter during the Rugby World Cup, but the sport should not encourage risky behaviour.
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.