Slots to smartphones: Pandemic sends Australia's gambling problem online – The Japan Times

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For Rhys Wareham, a coffee industry technician from Sydney, the start of COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 did not just mean staying home, but having to stop visiting the pub every afternoon to gamble on poker machines.
So he switched to a smartphone app which lets him track bets on his favorite sport, baseball, no matter where he is.
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