Gaming Dips Down Under

The annual study by New South Wales in Australia on gambling was released last month, commissioned by the New South Wales Responsible Gaming Fund. It’s long been recognized that Australians are some of the world’s most inveterate gamblers, per capita. But the 2019 study shows a decline in participation for almost all forms of gambling. The chart below compares the years 2006 (blue), 2011 (turquoise) and 2019 (yellow) and the forms of gambling respondents had participated in during those years. In almost every case, the gambling propensity declined in 2019, while those who had not gambled within the last 12 months soared. The 215-page report is an exhaustive review of NSW gambling and can be obtained by visiting

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