Most Aussies gamble every week – NEWS.com.au

David Koch explains some easy, no brainer money saving tips. Financial Counselling Australias chief executive officer Fiona Guthrie said gambling remained a problem. A MAJORITY of Australians gamble every week and are blowing thousands of dollars a year in the hope of winning cash, alarming new statistics have revealed. Experts have blamed the boom in…

Gambling’s ‘crack cocaine’ is devastating lives and not doing much for the economy either – The Conversation UK

Since 2008, UK gamblers have squandered £11.4 billion playing games such as poker and roulette on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). These sophisticated gaming machines, often referred to as the crack cocaine of gambling, are to be found in high street bookies and casinos across Britain, allowing people to bet up to £100 every 20 seconds.…