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Australians lose around $24 billion a year from gambling, per head of population we lose more than any country in the world, over double the average of countries like the US, New Zealand and Ireland.
The majority comes from poker machine losses, but increasingly thousands of young men are losing money on sports betting — an industry that is spending up big on marketing and advertising.
The clubs that house the majority of poker machines and the sports betting companies benefit from generous tax breaks, yet there's very little transparency about how this industry works.
We want your help to find out more about what happens behind the scenes of Australia's gambling industry; to hear from people who have worked inside the industry and those who have lost big money.
We'd like to know:
The tactics used to keep punters punting
Whether technology is being used to maximise losses and minimise payouts
How lobbying campaigns target the politicians responsible for regulating the gambling industry
Whether responsible gambling codes of conduct are enforced and if they make a difference
We want to assure you than any information you give us will be treated as strictly confidential. We won't publish anything you tell us or identify you without getting your permission.
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Purpose of this survey
We would like to find out more about the Australian gambling industry.