Bad food: it’s addictive and cheaper.
Governments often blame citizens for social outcomes which are the result of their own policies.
Pokie venues are starting to reopen across the country. For at-risk gamblers, this is a worrying time as they emerge from a long compulsory break from playing.
With perhaps months stuck at home due to coronavirus, gamblers may be tempted to engage more heavily in online betting. New regulations are urgently needed to restrict online bet sizes and credit card use.
Members of the University of Oregon’s basketball team embrace before the final of the Pac-12 women’s tournament.
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When fans place a bet, it motivates them to watch a sport and root for a team they might otherwise have little interest in.
Accessing gambling and pornography sites may well get harder in Australia, if plans for mandatory age-verification go ahead. But there are already technical workarounds for determined web users.
It is possible to 'gamble responsibly', with these handy tips. But if you can't, there's help.
As smartphone uptake and connectivity grows in Africa, so does the often unhealthy trend of young people betting on sports using their phones.
We knew people with Parkinson’s disease were at heightened risk of developing addictive behaviours like gambling. Our research gives insight into why this is.
About one in six people who take the most common medication for Parkinson's disease will develop addictive behaviours. We found whether this happens depends on a person's unique brain structure.
The game is a major part of John Major's political legacy.
A team photograph of the 1919 Chicago White Sox squad, many of whom would be implicated in throwing that year’s World Series.
Up until the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, gambling and baseball had a marriage of convenience. A century later, gambling is again being seen as a solution to the sport's woes.
New research has found that contributions to charitable causes by gambling operators amounted to just 1.5% of total net revenue during a three-year period in Victoria.
Gambling operators are required by law to donate some of their revenue for charitable purposes. But a review of data in Victoria shows that charitable giving is actually far less than they claim.
Normalising betting through popular apps mean people who wouldn’t traditionally bet, such as females on a night out with male friends, are now getting involved.
Debate about gambling has raged throughout the AFL season, but it’ll take a cultural shift for there to be any meaningful change.
Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla sporting a shirt with 32Red sponsorship branding.
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Research has shown that betting advertisements can have a huge effect on young people, so why are gambling companies still allowed to sponsor sports?
Regulation is not just red tape. It protects the interests of those who put their faith, money, and in some cases, loved ones, into regulated institutions.
The failure of regulators to uncover alleged criminal activity at Crown casino is an important story. But regulatory failure in gambling runs deep, and is a major political problem.
Being a company committed to ‘family-friendly values’ and corporate social responsibility does not sit well with profits from drinking and gambling.
Losing revenue from hotels and liquor retail outlets will hurt Woolworths Group, but not too much. The long-term reputational benefits are considerable.
Online gambling algorithims and blurred lines on what constitutes an advert on social media mean advertising principles are being flouted.
Taxing harmful behaviour like smoking and gambling have become too lucrative for governments to turn away from.
Governments are addicted to tax revenue from harmful activities. It is stopping them from doing what is in society's best interests.
The odds of more legal betting are good.
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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.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has banned sports betting and a variety of other gambling activities.
There's a strong case to ban gambling as it's rapidly becoming a public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa.
Heads or tails?
Decades of psychological research suggests humans are rather irrational. But a new approach, borrowing an idea from artificial intelligence, challenges this notion.