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Australians Still In Love with Gambling

31 October 2005

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Australia National Nine News: "As Australians prepare for the race that stops a nation new data shows there is no stopping the nation's love of a flutter, with $17.4 billion spent on gambling in the past year.

"…The average Australian now spends about $17 a week on gambling, which is 3.5 per cent of the average household budget.

"…And the increase in spending on gambling still has legs, growing by 5.5 per cent in the past year when total household consumption only grew by 3.3 per cent.

"…Of the $17 Aussie's punted each week, only $2 was put on the races with the bulk spent on lotto, pools, poker machines and in casinos…"

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