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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. James Ross/AAP

The Crown allegations show the repeated failures of our gambling regulators

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.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has banned sports betting and a variety of other gambling activities. Shutterstock

Uganda’s ban on sports betting was the right thing to do

There's a strong case to ban gambling as it's rapidly becoming a public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa.
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.

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