Latest Research Shows Gambling Participation Rates Decline among Australian Adults

Latest Research Shows Gambling Participation Rates Decline among Australian Adults

Earlier this month, new data provided by the Australian market research company Roy Morgan showed a significant decline in the number of local adult residents who gamble. Only ten years earlier, in December 2008, almost two-thirds of the Australian adult population gambled – 64.7% of the individuals who were at the time 18 or older, or 10.5 million people. In comparison, 47.9%, or 9.3 million, of the Australian population gambled in December 2018. The downward trend continues from December 2017, when research data showed that 50.1% (9.5 million) of Australians…

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Racing NSW Digs Into Unibet Australia’s Head of Bookmaking as Part of Tabcorp Trading Manager Snow’s Probe

Racing NSW Digs Into Unibet Australia’s Head of Bookmaking as Part of Tabcorp Trading Manager Snow’s Probe

The investigation of Racing NSW, the regulatory body for thoroughbred racing in the state of New South Wales, into Sally Snow, an ex-trading manager at Tabcorp, and her spouse, has spread to include Unibet’s local head of bookmaking. According to media reports, the phone and laptop of Phil Moyes, who has been with the gambling operator since 2012, had been willingly provided to the investigators by Mr Moyes himself as part of an investigation into the Snow family and their relationship with the prominent gambler Steve Fletcher. Both the phone…

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Gambling Addict Claims Two Online Casinos Turned a Blind Eye to Evidence of Problem Gambling

Gambling Addict Claims Two Online Casinos Turned a Blind Eye to Evidence of Problem Gambling

A problem gambler who spent £125,000 while playing with the LeoVegas and Casino online casinos claims that both operators had not only turned a blind eye to her addiction but had also offered her bonuses to make her bet more. The 42-year-old woman, who used to work as an accountant, has been receiving professional help after using nine credit cards to gamble. Her losses include an overnight spree which cost her £54,000 at a time when one of the gambling websites allowed her to place bets amounting to over £380,000…

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Australian Veterans Call for Further Measures to Remove Poker Machines from RSL Clubs in Victoria

Australian Veterans Call for Further Measures to Remove Poker Machines from RSL Clubs in Victoria

Young veterans from the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) have urged local authorities to make sure that controversial poker machines are eliminated from its clubs. For the time being, there are about 280 RSL sub-branches in the state of Victoria. A total of 52 of them have poker machines. Lately, a group of young veterans headed by the former Army officer David Petersen is calling for higher welfare payments of veterans and stricter measures aimed at tackling gambling machines for spreading further. The 32-year-old Petersen is currently president…

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Irish Minister Concerned about New Gambling Legislation’s Delay, but Describes Problem Gambling as Health Issue

Irish Minister Concerned about New Gambling Legislation’s Delay, but Describes Problem Gambling as Health Issue

An Irish minister has shared his frustration about the delay in introducing new laws to regulate the local gambling industry. At the same time, the junior minister at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has confessed that he is powerless to address spreading gambling addiction, describing the problem as a health issue. Speaking at a meeting of the Oireachtas Justice Committee a couple of days ago, he explained that he could work to restrict gambling advertising in the country and prevent gambling from being popularised, but shared that addressing problem…

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Research Shows Social Media Development Makes It Harder for People to Tell Gambling and Online Games Apart

Research Shows Social Media Development Makes It Harder for People to Tell Gambling and Online Games Apart

Researchers have warned that the constant development of social media platforms is making it harder for people to make a distinction between regular online games and gambling. The warning has come at a time when Irish authorities have shared their concern about underage individuals who have been exposed to the possible negative impact of gambling advertising across social media. Dr Crystal Fulton, who works at the University College Dublin, has made a presentation to the Oireachtas Justice Committee, explaining that research participants had made suggestions that Irish people’s awareness of…

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Paul Scholes Faces Allegations of Betting on Football Matches Despite FA Gambling Rules

Paul Scholes Faces Allegations of Betting on Football Matches Despite FA Gambling Rules

The former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has faced a charge with misconduct following allegations of breaching the Football Association (FA) betting rules. The 44-year-old ex-football player is alleged to have placed 140 bets on football matches in the period from August 17th, 2015 to January 12th, 2019. At the time, he was a co-owner of Salford City F.C., a professional association football club which currently competes in the National League. Scholes retired from his career as a football player in 2013 and a year later, in 2014,…

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Teesside Sees Betting Shops Increase amid Rising Popularity of Online Gambling

Teesside Sees Betting Shops Increase amid Rising Popularity of Online Gambling

According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of brick-and-mortar gambling shops in Teesside, Middlesbrough, is rising. The information provided by the ONS has revealed that there were 130 betting shops in the region in 2018. In comparison, there were 120 betting outlets in the area in 2017. This is the first time the number of retail betting shops in Teesside has been on the rise since 2015. The rise has been considered surprising because of the ever-increasing popularity of online betting, which more players tend…

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More Irish Women Are Facing Gambling Addiction amid Online Gambling’s Rapid Increase in Popularity

More Irish Women Are Facing Gambling Addiction amid Online Gambling’s Rapid Increase in Popularity

An addiction expert has warned that more Irish women are put at risk of getting hooked on gambling due to the rising popularity of online gambling. According to Austin Prior, a leading counsellor, the fact that online gambling could remain hidden for quite some time has made it possible for more women to remain in the dark, as they have been gambling in the privacy of their homes. As explained by counsellor Prior, gambling addiction rates in Ireland have grown dramatically over the years, along with the popularity of gambling.…

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UK Government Intends on Imposing a Ban on Credit Card Gambling

UK Government Intends on Imposing a Ban on Credit Card Gambling

The Government of the United Kingdom is inclined to impose an outright ban on gambling with credit cards, which is established as a risk factor for developing problem gambling behaviours and fueling a gambling addiction. Following calls by the Labour Party for stopping the practice of gambling with money that you do not actually have, Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright commented that the Government intends to take action on this issue. Gambling with credit cards, which according to estimates amounts up to £8.6 billion every year, was pointed out as one…

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