Friday October 2,2015 :  AUSSIES AMONG THE WORLD'S BIGGEST PUNTERS
 
Antipodeans spend less overall than US, UK, Italian, Japanese and Chinese, but head the per capita stakes.
 
Australian punters spent US$20 billion on gambling in 2014 and continue to head the global per-capita spend list according to a new study by Thomson Reuters-H2 Gambling Capital.
 
Aussies lost US$1,130 per person, ahead of the next big spenders – the Singaporeans on US$1,000 a head.
 
In per-capita spend the US is third, New Zealand fourth and Finland fifth.
 
Last year's Australian gambling per-capita spend was higher than the preceding year's by some A$12 billion.
 
However, in world gambling by country terms, the Aussies are lower on the scale, which is topped by the United States on US$142.6 billion.