Aussie gamblers world’s biggest losers

    Australia has the biggest gambling losses on a per capita basis, at over $1000, followed by Singapore, Finland and then New Zealand, according to a survey by H2 Gambling Capital. More than half of the Australian losses come from pokie machines. The total national loss was $18.4 billion. New Zealand as a whole lost $1.8 billion, with Singapore notching up $7.8 billion in gambling losses. Despite Australia being the biggest losers on a per capita basis, the national loss was dwarfed by that of the U.S. which topped the charts with losses of $119 billion last year. Macau nor Mainland China were featured in the report.