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Games like Lucky Cruise, available on social networks and through mobile apps, are growing in popularity and profitability. The Social gambling industry generates $2 billion in revenue a month. Lucky Cruise Social Casino

Big money made on social apps as gambling and gaming collide

Regulations prohibiting gambling on social media in Australia are being increasingly challenged by the popularity of casino apps for iPhones and Androids, as well as loopholes exploited by offerings on…
Will the US take the UK’s seat at the table? casinowebscripts

All bets could be off for online gamblers in the UK

In its short life to date, online gambling has grown exponentially, both in terms of customer base and revenue. But the industry faces a difficult future as different governments begin to take wildly different…
Backlash over the seemingly omnipresence of bookmakers advertising during sport - such as Tom Waterhouse - prompted a government ban on ads in certain situations. AAP/Paul Miller

Live sports odds ban: does the government’s plan go far enough?

What are the odds? In the face of public pressure, prime minister Julia Gillard has given bookmakers an ultimatum regarding sporting events. If the bookies do not agree to a ban on gambling promotion during…
Bookmaker Tom Waterhouse (centre) is the subject of a parliamentary inquiry as the infiltration of betting into professional sport continues. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Sport, Tom Waterhouse and the ‘gamblification’ of everyday life

Over the Easter weekend in Australia the furore around gambling and sport intensified. Prominent racehorse trainer Gai Waterhouse defended her son Tom’s gambling business in the tabloids, and legislation…
Gambling companies sponsor and advertise at grass roots sporting clubs throughout Australia. MRHSfan

Betting on the future: why the gambling industry is targeting our kids

I really enjoyed sitting down with my kids and watching the Olympic Games. In the process of watching amazing sporting triumphs we also learnt multiple ways to gamble, all at the tap of a finger. During…
Internet gambling is enjoying a surge in popularity among Australian punters. AAP/Julian Smith

Rise in online gambling puts punters at risk

The convenience and comfort of betting from home is driving a surge in internet gambling, according to a large survey of punters that found half of those who wager online have taken it up since 2006. Academics…

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