• Sport is more than a gateway to gambling

    David Gallant     |      April 6, 2022

    Where tobacco advertising once dominated Australian sports, rapacious gambling companies now compete for the nation’s eyeballs, with consequences as bad for our pockets as cigarettes were to our lungs.

  • The chips are down for Crown Casinos

    Charles Livingstone     |      February 12, 2021

    Revelations of criminality, corruption and money laundering through Crown casinos call into question the future of James Packer’s gambling empire.

  • Gambling with sport’s integrity

    Charles Livingstone     |      August 16, 2020

    Those who profit from gambling usually emphasise the fun it may involve. But the potential for corruption of the sport that people love is enormous.

  • Life’s a gamble

    Anastasia Hronis     |      February 16, 2020

    Advertisements for gambling and online betting tell us to “gamble responsibly”. But what does this mean in reality? And how can you gamble responsibly online when another bet is just a click or swipe away?

  • Will blocking illegal offshore sites help Australians kick gambling?

    Charles Livingstone     |      November 20, 2019

    Banning unregulated foreign gambling websites is only a small step to helping Australians throw less money away and reducing the harm caused to families and society as a result.

  • Pokies, guns and money

    Open Forum     |      October 11, 2019

    The strong-arm tactics used by Australia’s gambling industry to maximise their profits and evade social responsibility resemble those of the National Rifle Association in the United States of America.

  • The great poker machine charity con

    Louise Francis     |      October 8, 2019

    Gambling operators often trumpet their funding of “good causes”, but research in Victoria suggests the charitable giving claimed by operators to reap tax benefits falls far short of their claims.

  • Micro-betting snares more vulnerable Australians

    Alex Russell     |      November 17, 2018

    The increasing popularity of ‘micro-betting’ poses a threat to the integrity of major sports as well as the wallets of Australia’s increasing numbers of online gamblers.

  • Australia has a long way to go on responsible gambling

    Charles Livingstone     |      August 19, 2018

    Even with responsible gambling measures in place, excessive gambling remains a problem in Australia and has a significant cost to both individuals and society.

  • Online transactions blur the boundaries between gaming and gambling

    Open Forum     |      June 30, 2018

    In-game purchasing systems, such as ‘loot boxes’, in popular online games resemble gambling and may pose financial risks for vulnerable players, according to gambling psychology researchers at the University of Adelaide.