Study: Australians Bet the Most

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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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Jeremy Wilson
Jeremy has senior editorial responsibilities across all areas of the site. He lives in Sydney, Australia and has been working with Casino Listings in various roles since its inception in 2007. His go-to game is Blackjack.