A plethora of sport betting operators will now enter the Canadian market and contribute to the economy through consumer betting and marketing partnerships. But what are the risks?
What needs attention is the lack of opportunity that drives sports betting.
About 47 million adults in the US are expected to gamble on March Madness this year. A growing share of the bets will actually be legal.
New research has found that more than a third of Australian sports gamblers are making micro-bets using offshore operators. And this type of betting is strongly linked to problem gambling.
Studies looking at a cross section of the UK population have long recognised FOBTs as contributors to harmful gambling.
With bettors clamoring for an edge, legacy media outlets could add a gambling beat to their daily sports coverage – or risk losing out.
Many states are pondering making gambling on sports legal after the US Supreme Court overturned a federal ban. But is the industry really worth as much as some say it is?
But those hoping for a boon in tax revenues could be sorely mistaken: Sports betting isn’t as lucrative as it’s often portrayed to be.
Mobile money transfers have been a great asset. But the rise of online betting could threaten its contribution.
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.
Fantasy sports began as a niche hobby for statistically inclined sports fanatics. But, with the internet, it has evolved into a multi-billion-dollar industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gambling losses in Australia are now close to $23 billion. What’s driving this? And do we need to reform gambling regulation?
There were 1.39m gambling ads on television in 2012.
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?