Australia trifled with the idea some months ago that some poker sites would be banned due to the addictive nature of the game which had given rise to problems in the economy and society. The media chiefly spread the idea that gaming activities, which includes the roulette system, are too addictive and this has gone a little too far. Primarily, the censure came when some betting sites advertised at a cricketing venue some months ago.
It has been noted that casino games done online were not suitable to adults who easily get addicted to gambling and they also have negative effect on children. It was quite natural as only last year, 80% of the total population gambled at some casino or the other. And most of them played poker and have been affected by addiction. Even late media mogul Kerry Packer’s son James Packer felt the media in Australia was wrong about gambling and online casinos.
The fact that casino game draws much revenue has made it difficult for the Australian government to do away with poker sites. The gaming sites are not only having a ball in the land down under but also drawing in much revenue that could top that of other industry.
The tax contributions of casinos have gone up a lot since the application of the latest gaming software and technology, which drew in more players and enthusiasts on board.
Play safe and sound
The concern in Australia is the increasing number of problem gamblers lately. Of the total gamblers, nearly 15% are considered problematic according to the productivity commission. About billion each year is lost in the online game of poker due to the presence of the further 15% high risk players. The figure is high and considered dangerous.
Poker is addictive only if you let it control you and your life. Usually players gamble as if there is no tomorrow. If you want to make good the losses on a single day, you end up losing. The best way to play poker is to play with no devilish impulsions.