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An alarmingly high proportion of problem gamblers are using off-shore betting firms for ‘micro-betting’ on sports. Shutterstock

Micro-betting: a dangerous form of gambling luring in vulnerable Australians

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.
About 39.1% of Australians typically gamble on a monthly basis: most of them buy lottery products. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Pokies, sport and racing harm 41% of monthly gamblers: survey

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.
Greater protections for online gamblers are clearly needed, given its growth and higher rates of problem gambling among its users. AAP/Lukas Coch

Action on problem gambling online is a good first step, but no silver bullet

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.

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