When a player’s on fire, is it hot hands?
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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.
Sports betting has become a high-profile part of the rugby league’s income and branding.
The NRL is trying to reduce its exposure to the integrity risks posed by spot-fixing.
Nick Xenophon is again pushing for a ban on gambling ads during TV sport broadcasts.
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.
If you live near a pokie venue, you are more likely to gamble and suffer harm.
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 lobby continues to provide substantial support to political parties.
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?
William Hill is among the online bookies to be registered in the Northern Territory, where the tax and regulatory environment is more favourable.
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.
Theatre of dreams.
Fixed odds betting terminals attract all the attention, but something alarming is being overlooked.
Young Australian tennis player Oliver Anderson has been charged with match-fixing over a game in 2016.
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.
Poker machines are wildly unpopular in the electorate – so why fight an election on them?
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.
Pokies are great money-spinners for hotels, clubs and casinos in Australia, and increasingly internationally.
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.
You are far more likely to die driving to buy your ticket than you are to actually win first division in the lottery.
EPA/Erik S. Lesser
If winning first division in the lotto is very unlikely, why is playing so popular?
Stephen Conroy is to head up a new gambling industry body, Responsible Wagering Australia.
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.
Did the Chicago Cubs break the curse of the Billy Goat to win the 2016 World Series in baseball?
Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
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.
New research has found a link between drinking alcohol mixed with energy drinks and risk-taking behaviour.
Mixing alcohol with energy drinks is all part of a big night out, according to new research.
Artist’s rendition of a raid on a Chinese gambling house, 1872.
National Library of Australia via Trove
Chinese gamblers in Australia were once prosecuted and had to stand up for their rights, now they are sought after by Australian casino owners.
Domestic violence impacts should be considered when regulators make decisions about granting licenses for poker machines.
The uneven provisioning of poker machines across Victoria may be contributing to the incidence of domestic violence in areas with many poker machines.
Of all the indicators of Australia’s evolving relationship with China, Crown Casino’s current problems are some of the most striking, unexpected and revealing. They present an unflattering but painfully…