Still Biggest Gamblers In World, by Greg Tingle -
22nd May 2011
are still widely believed to be the biggest and most
passionate gamblers in the world, according to new
research that has came to light. Gambling reform proposals
have triggered the findings. Media Man has previously
covered the passion and spending habits of Aussies,
and today we offer up further detail on the world's
been telling you a few years now that Aussies are
the biggest gamblers, and now more proof of this bold
claim has arrived.
latest issue of The Economist hit out desks and they
also rank Australians as the world's biggest gamblers
per capita, spending the equivalent of €902 ($1208.75)
each last year.
report states "Australia has led for the past
decade, since we started doing this, and has always
been well ahead of the other nations," advised
Joel Keeble of H2 Gambling Capital, which provided
first you have to basically ignore the stats anomaly
that is Singapore...both their new casinos nearly
match the famous Las Vegas strip in the U.S in terms
of the gambling spend...the next closest competition
for down under in Oz is Ireland, which spent less
than half as much on gambling.
- Electronic gaming machines...including slots / poker
machines, account for most of the lead lead. They
also pointed out that Aussie's love to engage in a
wide range of betting activity.
just slots, pokies, horses and football... the state
of the Australian economy..bets on next month's interest
rate decision by the Reserve Bank after the commission
dropped attempts to ban the practice.
was offering punters a $1.12 return if interest rates
remain unchanged and $26 if they are cut.
corporate watchdog didn't approve on the grounds that
this amounts to trading in derivatives without a financial
aka poker machines are the most popular. Cleopatra
and Queen Of The Nile are the most popular. Exact
replicas of these two particular games can be found
on the internet.
report by the Productivity Commission stated $19 billion
was spent on gambling in 2008-09, $12 billion of it
on pokies aka one armed bandits.
commission stated up to 40% of the money spent on
the games comes from problem gamblers...a $5 billion
hole on an estimated 90,000 people. Clubs Australia
and many experts in media do not agree with the figures,
starting the report was bias.
Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, who received greatly
needed support of the independent MP Andrew Wilkie
to form a minority government by agreeing to put in
place a national "mandatory precommitment system"
to combat problem gambling.
agencies such as Centrebet has the Coalition as more
likely to win the next federal election at the time
of press, but Gillard will find it interesting that
she is tipped by punters to lead the Labor Party to
prefer the slots and poker over political betting,
but to each their own.
Media Man spokesperson said "We have believed
that Australians were the most passionate and biggest
spending punters on the planet for years. The new
report is further proof. Aussie's would even bet on
pro wrestling matches if odds were available, even
though winners are predetermined. Two-Up, betting
on two flies crawling up a wall, Aussie's will be
on anything and big".
good punting, know your limits and bet with your head,
not over it.