Analysis: Slots to smartphones: pandemic sends Australia's gambling problem online

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Australia is the world's biggest gambling nation in terms of loss per person. Australia has seen a shift in betting behaviour since the pandemic-forced closure of public venues. Gamblers' losses on poker machines shrank for the first time during pandemic. But an unprecedented increase in money lost on apps, showed data.
Published 2 months ago · Sydney, Australia

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Analysis: Slots to smartphones: pandemic sends Australia's gambling problem online

For Rhys Wareham, a coffee industry technician from Sydney, the start of COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 did not just mean staying home, but having to stop visiting the pub every afternoon to gamble on poker machines.

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By Byron Kaye and Praveen MenonSYDNEY (Reuters) – For Rhys Wareham, a coffee industry technician from Sydney, the start of COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 did not just mean staying home, but having to stop visiting the pub every afternoon to gamble on poker machines.So he switched to a smartphone app which lets him track bets on his favourite sport, baseball, no matter where he is.“The gambling itself doesn’t stop,” said Wareham, 31, who has a yo…

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Slots to smartphones: Pandemic sends Australia's gambling problem online

Already the world's biggest gambling nation in terms of loss per person, Australia has seen a shift in betting behavior since the pandemic-forced closure of public venues.

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Slots to smartphones: Pandemic sends Australia’s gambling problem online

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Slots to smartphones: Pandemic sends Australia's gambling problem online

For Rhys Wareham, a coffee industry technician from Sydney, the start of COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 did not just mean staying home, but having to stop visiting the pub every afternoon to gamble on poker machines. So he switched to a smartphone app which lets him track bets on his…

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Slots to smartphones: Pandemic sends Australia's gambling problem online

SYDNEY — For Rhys Wareham, a coffee industry technician from Sydney, the start of Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020 did not just mean staying home, but having to stop visiting the pub every afternoon to gamble on poker machines. So he switched to a smartphone app which lets him track bets on his favourite sport, baseball, no matter where he is....

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