A new lawsuit will seek to establish that the slots industry in Australia is in breach of consumer law because they’re deceptive and addiction that is encourage.
Australian poker machines (‘pokies’), or slots, because they are known into the US, are an industry that is multi-billion-dollar. Did you understand, for example, that there are five times more slot machines per capita in Australia compared to America? Or that over the last 12 months, growth in gambling has outpaced the growth of the Australian economy by 100 percent.
Politicians, anti-gambling groups, spiritual organizations, etc., are profoundly concerned about what they see as a gambling epidemic in the country. And possibly they must be.
Aussies spend more per head on gambling than any other nation in the global globe, studies show; an extraordinary $1,179 in 2011-12. That’s above twice as is gambled per capita in the usa and three times just as much as within the British.
The majority of this goes on pokies. Australians lose around $11 billion annually regarding the machines, which constitutes almost two-thirds of the country’s gambling yield. And curiously, while gambling spend is up these days, the proportion of the population actually engaging in gambling has fallen over the past 15 years, from 80 percent in 2000, to 68 percent in 2014.
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