The rise and rise of online betting in Australia – ABC Radio National

Today, the online betting industry is worth an estimated $74 billion US globally per year, and rising. Surprisingly, online betting in Australia got its start in the outback town of Alice Springs. Decades later, these companies are spending millions on advertising during sports broadcasts, raising concerns about potential gambling harm. 

Guest: Drew Rooke, freelance writer and journalists, author of One Last Spin: the power and peril of the pokies.


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