Gambling agencies’ donations to political parties galloping upwards

By: Christopher Knaus Friday 15 October 2021

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Political donations from gambling agencies that facilitate betting on horse racing have skyrocketed, totalling almost half a million dollars a year, new research shows.

Data shows yearly donations from these gambling companies increased from $9,900 in 2010-11 to $473,161 in 2019-20.

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