Many of the residents in Australia have stated that they play casino games at least once a week. Pokies are by far the most popular casino games in this country. The name pokie is a regional slang that stands for slot machines. But, just because this type of game is the most popular, that doesn’t mean that Australians are not fond of other casino games such as roulette, poker, blackjack, and various live dealer games. Benefits of Gambling The gambling industry in Australia is one of the most profitable industries in the country. One interesting statistic showed that over the course of 6 months (1 December 2017 – 31 May 2018), NSW Clubs made a net profit of almost $2 billion, which is incredible. Approximately 95,800 of the pokies in all of Australia are located in New South Wales. This state is only beaten by Nevada who operates twice as much – approximately 181,109.
There are numerous benefits that the Australian government has with the great deal of success that the gambling industry has. Some of those benefits include numerous employment and millions of dollars in taxes. The money and the employment rate help the economy grow and thus, the government in Australia is able to invest the money and better the lives of its people.