Data shows online gambling on the rise in Australia

Online gambling continues to rise in Australia according to new data.
Online gambling continues to rise in Australia according to new data.

New data suggest that online gambling continues to rise in Australia, despite the Covid-19 pandemic impacting the industry.

Australia.- New data suggest that online gambling continues to rise in Australia, despite the Covid-19 pandemic impacting the industry.

Analytics consulting firm AlphaBeta Australia partnered with credit bureau Illion to track the impact of Covid-19 on the Australian economy and has found that online gambling has risen.

Samples based on 250,000 Australian customers, with new data from the period of April 27 to May 3 was 142 per cent higher than a normal week before the pandemic hit.

The previous week’s figure was only 71 per cent higher.

Analysts are linking the rise to the doubling of unemployment benefits and a youth allowance, meaning that citizens in Australia have more time and money to gamble online.

Last week, a spokesperson for the Alliance for Gambling Reform said that the sharp rise in online gambling in the country ‘needs perspective’.

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