Poker is still the top draw for gambling fanatics in Australia, according to new research.
Data recently published by IBIS World has revealed that despite the steady rise in the popularity of sports betting, poker remains the most attractive gaming option.
Figures from the study show that the Australian gambling sector is poised to increase by 3.3 per cent this year to around $22.5 billion.
This equates to around $1,265 per person and poker remains the most likely pastime to be played.
Terry Maverick, Gaming Club's official representative, commented: "The gambling industry has been very strong in Australia for many years now. This has clearly been helped by the growth of several online gaming websites that offer hundreds of online casino games.
"At Gaming Club, for example, we provide a great range of video poker, online casino, and table games, as well as free Loyalty Points every time you place a bet."
According to the report's figures, poker is set to make up more than 62 per cent of total customer spending in 2012