Australia’s obsession with gambling has propped up some of the world’s biggest corporate bookmakers during the COVID-19 pandemic, sparking fresh calls for a federal government crackdown.
The superannuation sector has also reported savings taken out in the federal government’s early-release program being splurged by punters on online gambling.
In this episode, senior journalist Jacqueline Maley joins climate and environment editor Nick O’Malley to discuss why Australia is so addicted to gambling.
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