Australia's largest online gambling company, Sportsbet, paid Christos Kyrgios, the brother of tennis player Nick Kyrgios, $40,000 in 2018 to promote the betting giant.
You might be surprised to know that while most betting agencies are happy to keep the money rolling in from losing gamblers, start winning too often and it's a whole different story.
The Australian Government entity responsible for sport is working on a fundraising opportunity for local community sporting groups, which they describe as a raffle, to be administered by betting agency Tabcorp.
It is said Australians love a punt, but you'd wonder why given we appear to be the worst at it in the world — and by a fair margin at that.
SkyCity Entertainment confirmed it had signed an agreement to sell the Darwin business it has owned for 14 years, excluding the land it holds at Little Mindil, to a New York-based company.
As punters head to the races this weekend for the first day of the spring carnival, new figures released show that Australia still leads the field in gambling losses, with each adult on average losing more than $1,200 per year.
A peculiar blend of conditions led to the creation of Sydney as a gambler's town and the government is the chief bookmaker, casino operator, profiteer and now advertiser, writes Michael Jensen.
As debate rages about whether a horse race should be advertised on the Opera House, documents reveal NSW racing and media powerbrokers lobbied to get exemptions from laws that were supposed to stop problem gamblers being lured to bet.
The supposed credibility of The Everest, which will be advertised on the Opera House, as a sporting event is only really important to those who pretend the race is anything but a multi-million-dollar grab for attention, writes Richard Hinds.