‘Gamble responsibly’ message is a cop-out. Regulators must step up

Australians experience the biggest gambling losses per capita in the world.

With a suicide rate of 10.4 per 100,000 people, according to Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, we rank about 18 out of 36 among OECD countries. And in terms of gambling, we are among the worst, experiencing the biggest losses per capita. The two can be linked: studies show gambling is the cause of an estimated 400 suicides annually.

Source: ‘Gamble responsibly’ message is a cop-out. Regulators must step up

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