A new study into the gambling habits of Australians has revealed that horse racing remains our number one bet of choice, while we’re increasingly betting using online sports gambling apps.
The study by Roy Morgan Research and titled The Gambling Currency Report found that of all bets horse racing accounted for 50.9 percent, 12.5 percent were for greyhound racing and 11.4 percent for harness racing.
The remaining 25 percent was for other sports betting with 7.6 percent of that coming from NRL gambling and 6.8 percent from AFL. The remaining 10 per cent is spread around all other sports including tennis, cricket, basketball, swimming, football, netball and cycling.
The study showed Australians aged 35-64 and those from NSW and Victoria were the most likely to bet.
Commenting on the study, Roy Morgan CEO, Michele Levine, said: “Over two million Australians aged 18-plus have had a bet in the last three months whether on horse racing, greyhounds, or sporting events like the AFL, NRL, tennis, cricket or any of thousands of other sports available to bet on whether the sporting contest is undertaken here in Australia or almost anywhere around the world.
Sources: B&T, Roy Morgan
NEW HOSPITALITY EXPO FOR SYDNEY IN 2019
A major trade exhibition and conference for the hospitality industry will take place in Sydney next year.
The Australasian Hospitality Industry Exhibition – or Hospex – will be held at Sydney Olympic Park in March 2019. Organisers say it aims to address the needs of unprecedented growth in the sector.
Hospex will showcase the latest innovations, products and services for hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, bars, cafes, restaurants and more.
Sources: Hospitality Magazine, The Shout