Australians and casino

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Australians are considered to be the most gambling nation in the world. Australian residents spend on gambling up to $ 1,300 per citizen annually, these figures are the highest in the world. It should also be noted that in Australia the highest concentration of gaming machines. Currently, more than a dozen casinos operating in the state. Australian preferences in terms of gambling are not homogeneous but represent a rather variegated picture of the fans of online sports betting, poker, or slot machines. Tradition and habit plus legal elements led to a difference in the popularity of various gambling proposals.

The first recorded event associated with the emergence of gambling in Australia dates back to 1810. It was a meeting at the races, which took place in Hyde Park in Sydney. The first lottery was organized in 1880, and the first slot machines appeared in clubs and pubs in the 50s of the last century. This moment can be considered a reference point in the history of Australian gambling. The love for sports betting on the races of the Australians instilled in the British. And although it is not possible to give an exact date, it is safe to say that as long as there is a sport, Australia will bet. If we compare online games with casinos and bookmakers, it is worth noting that this game is relatively new, but the most favorite for residents of the green continent. The emergence of the first gambling site has revolutionized the industry. The first online casino was created in the 90s and since then has not lost its popularity.

In land-based casinos in Australia, as a rule, they play roulette, card games, blackjack or baccarat. The same games are preferred by online casino customers. A special place among the gambling preferences of the Australians is a game of dice. In addition, there is poker, lottery, and sports betting, which occupy the 5th, 6th and 7th places respectively.

In addition to traditional gambling entertainment, the Australians also came up with outlandish ones. For example, such types of games as running crabs, camels or guinea pigs are popular. However, despite the love of citizens, such competitions have remained outside the law.

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