Study: Australians Bet the Most

A study put out this week by Thomson Reuters and H2 Gambling Capital revealed that Australians lead the way in terms of gambling spending throughout the globe, losing $1,130 USD per person on average last year.

As a country, Australian punters lost $20 billion USD on betting last year, which is actually sixth out of all countries, as the United States lost $142.6 million, China lost $95.4 billion, Japan lost $29.8 billion, Italy lost $23.9 billion, and the UK lost $23.6 billion.

On a per-head basis, Australians lost $1,130, which is higher than second place Singapore, who lost $1,000 per person on average. The United States was third in per-person losses, followed by New Zealand and Finland.

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