For Australia, Gambling Participation and spending rates have remained high, despite problem gambling concern and state government policies aimed at restricting the popularity of so called poker machines among local residents.
Anti-gambling campaigners and charity organisations focused on providing professional help for gamblers who suffer the negative impact of gambling addiction. Former Problem gamblers have also raised voices, saying that Electronic Gaming Terminal (EGTs), known as pokies, fuel gambling addiction among local people with more Australian being affected by its Devastating impact.
According to a report, “Australian adults remain the biggest spenders Worldwide. The overall gambling losses of adult australian citizen in 2017 amounted to AU$1,324
Casino Guardians reported that,” The 2017 gambling per capita losses rose to more than AU$1,320. The constantly increasing gambling losses of local players have made anti gaming campaigners call for more drastic measure to be taken to authorities so that better protection is ensured to people who are hurt by the negative impact of their compulsive gambling habits.
Another Statics from 2018 showed that pokies generate more than 50% of the annual gambling losses of adult australian citizens. Their flashing light and monotonous sounds are luring people into gambling over and over again by spending more time at the Machines.
Poker Machines are not only form of gambling in Australia which attracts many players and accounts for large losses, but they still remain the most profitable for local gambling operators and dangerous for players.