Online Gambling on the rise in Australia

Online Gambling is on the rise in Australia
Online Gambling is on the rise in Australia

New studies in Australia show that people have reduced the amount of money that they spend on gambling by $1.6 billion last year. The total amount that Australians spend is $16.9 billion. A steep decline is continued from  September of 2010, at that time the amount that the gamblers were spending per year was $20 billion. The $16.9 billion are significantly less even than the amount spent on gambling in 2003, which was $19.1 billion. Poker machines accounted for the bulk of the money that  is spent on gambling and the final amount was $10.2 billion for this year. This means that the money that was spent this year was $1 billion less than the previous year, and almost $3 billion less than 2003. But while the traditional ways of gambling appear to be in decline the sector of online gambling continues to rise and rise. The amount spent on online gambling websites, including sports betting increased from $928 million in 2010 to $1.1 billion in next year’s September. The research shows that this rise on online gambling is due to the huge amount of money that casinos and sports betting agencies spend on advertisement. Our opinion is that it is easier and more comfortable for a player to play from their house rather than from going out in a pub or in a casino. Also for young people it is easier to gamble on internet and online casinos as they are more familiarized with new technologies compared to older people. So if you are one of them and you want to play your favourite pokies online then definitely you are in the right place!