America Can Learn a Lot from Australia’s Gambling Addiction – The Jim Jefferies Show

America Can Learn a Lot from Australia’s Gambling Addiction – The Jim Jefferies Show


BIG NEWS, AMERICA. SOON YOU’LL HAVE AN ENTIRELY NEW
WAY TO OVERINDULGE. I WENT TO THE AUSTRALIA WHERE
THEY HAVE A HEAD START. TAKE A LOOK. SMOKING, DRUGS, FAST FOOD,
SOCIAL MEDIA. AT LEAST TWO OF THESE THINGS ARE
MENACES TO SOCIETY. BUT NOW AMERICA IS FACING
SOMETHING THAT COULD HAVE A BIGGER IMPACT. LEGAL NATIONWIDE SPORTS
GAMBLING.>>THE SUPREME COURT WILL ALLOW
STATES TO LEGALIZE SPORTS BETTING.>>SOON YOU, THE REASONABLE
SPORTS VIEWER WILL BE ABLE TO BET ON ANY EVENT FROM THE
COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME. HOW DO WE STRIKE A BALANCE
BETWEEN A FRIENDLY WAGER AND DRAINING A KIDS COLLEGE FUND. EX-CONS ARE ALREADY RUNNING THE
EXPERIMENT FOR US. AUSTRALIA. THE GOVERNMENT COMPLETELY
LEGALIZED SPORTS BETTING BACK IN THE ’80s. I SAT DOWN WITH GAMBLING
ADDICTION EXPERT TO HEAR HOW AUSSIES HAVE HANDLED IT. AND OF COURSE AS A GOOD
AUSTRALIAN, EVEN SHE LIKES TO GET IN ON THE HEAT.>>DO YOU GAMBLE?>>SOMETIMES.>>WHAT DO YOU LIKE?>>MY FAMILY HAS A HISTORY OF
HORSE RACE OWNERSHIP.>>REALLY?>>I LIKE THE BLACK JACK. PEOPLE AROUND ME AREN’T PLAYING
THEIR CARDS PROPERLY, I GET ANGRY.>>THAT’S ONE OF THE SIGNS OF
PROBLEM GAMBLING.>>YOU DON’T KNOW ME. WHY IS GAMBLING ADDICTIVE?>>IT’S BASED ON A REINFORCEMENT
SCHEDULE. YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU’RE GOING
TO WIN. THAT’S THE EXCITEMENT, THE
THRILL, THE RISK, THE CHASE.>>AUSTRALIANS LOSE MORE MONEY
THAN ANYONE IN THE WORLD. AND IN EXTREME CASES, PEOPLE
LOSE THEIR SAVINGS, THEIR HOMES AND IT COULD EVEN LEAD TO
SUICIDE. SO WHAT’S THE GOVERNMENT DOING
TO DETER GAMBLING ADDICTION?>>I SEE A LITTLE TINY CARD THAT
SAYS DO YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH GAMBLING? THIS ISN’T A BIG DETERRENT. SHOULDN’T THERE BE A PICTURE OF
SOME KID GOING HUNGRY OR SOMETHING THAT THEY HAVE TO LOOK
AT THE WHOLE TIME?>>FEAR CAMPAIGNS DON’T WORK.>>MAYBE A NOOSE ON THE ROOF
THAT LOWERS EVERY TIME YOU LOSE $100.>>PROBABLY PRETTY SEVERE.>>YEAH, BUT I’M NIXI FIXING
PROBLEMS. WHAT DO YOU FORESEE HAPPENING TO
AMERICA — >>THEY’RE GOING TO BE INUNDATED
WITH ADVERTISING.>>TO SEE AMERICA’S FUTURE, LOOK
TO AUSTRALIA’S SPORTS TEAMS. BETTING COMPANY LOGOS ARE
EVERYWHERE. SOCCER, TENNIS, HORSE RACING,
CYCLING? DARTS. AND, OF COURSE, THE EXTREMELY
POPULAR NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE. SO I WANTED TO VISIT ONE OF
THESE TEAMS MYSELF. THE WEST TIGERS IN SYDNEY. THE TIGERS LEARN HOW TO DEAL
WITH BETTING AGENCY NEDS. TO FEATURE NED’S LOGO ON THE
JERSEY.>>100 BUCKS I CAN GET THAT
THROUGH.>>I DON’T WANT TO TAKE YOUR
MONEY.>>COME ON, IT’S PART OF THE
CULTURE.>>HURT LIKE — [ BLEEP ].
>>STILL GOT IT.>>SO YOU WOULDN’T BET. THE TIGERS DON’T HAVE ANY
PROBLEMS ADVERTISING BETTING TO ME. I SAT DOWN WITH TIGER’S CEO TO
SEE IF TEAMS BEAR ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR AUSTRALIA’S
GAMBLING ADDICTION.>>DOES AUSTRALIA HAVE A
GAMBLING PROBLEM?>>I’M PROBABLY NOT QUALIFIED
ENOUGH TO ANSWER THAT. WE HAVE A BELIEF THAT PEOPLE
HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS AND THE
RIGHT DECISION. BUT IT’S HIGHLY REGULATED.>>WOULDN’T IT BE NICE TO HAVE A
PLAIN JERSEY?>>WE DON’T RELY ON IT IN TERMS
OF MASSIVE INCOME. IT MAKES LESS THAN 2% OF OUR
OVERALL INCOME.>>IS IT WORTH IT?>>IT’S SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH.>>NOW WE HAVE GAMBLING. I RECKON NEXT IS PROSTITUTION. WE CAN GET JANICE FROM DOWN THE
ROAD.>>WE HAVEN’T —
>>COMPANIES ADVERTISE LIKE THIS, BECAUSE IT WORKS. AND AMERICANS BETTER GET READY
TO OPEN THEIR WALLETS. AUSTRALIANS SPEND A CRAZY AMOUNT
PER PERSON ON GAMBLING.>>1,300 SOMETHING DOLLARS PER
PERSON A YEAR.>>WHERE DO YOU THINK AMERICA
WILL COME?>>AROUND 700.>>THAT WILL RAMP UP WITH THE
APP.>>THAT’S RIGHT, AMERICA.>>ONCE YOU HAVE A GAMBLING APP
IN YOUR POCKET, YOU’LL BE NUMBER ONE. AND CORPORATIONS ARE ALREADY
CHOMPING AT THE BIT.>>A COVER ALERT, 18 1/2 WAS
THE — >>FOX SPORTS HAS A DAILY PRIME
TIME BETTING SHOW. PLUS NBA AND OTHER LEAGUES HAVE
MADE MGM THEIR OFFICIAL GAMING PARTNER. SUPPORTERS SAY ONE REASON WE
SHOULD WELCOME LEGALIZED GAMBLING, BRINGS A LOT OF TAX
REVENUE WE WOULDN’T GET OTHERWISE. LET’S BE HONEST, THE ONLY REASON
WE REALLY WANT IT IS? IT’S [ BLEEP ] FUN. IT’S REALLY FUN. YOU’RE WATCHING TWO TEAMS AND
YOU DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT EITHER OF THEM. EVEN IF YOU PUT UP A DOLLAR, ALL
OF A SUDDEN YOU CARE.>>EVERYTHING IN MODERATION IS
FUN, RIGHT?>>SURE THAT ARGUMENT WORKS FOR
MOST PEOPLE. BUT THIS IS AMERICA. WE INVENTED BLACK FRIDAY. BUFFETS AND BINGE WATCHING. YOU THINK WE’RE REALLY GOING TO
GAMBLE IN MODERATION. WHICH IS WHY THE U.S. NEEDS TO
START PUTTING REGULATIONS AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS IN PLACE NOW. AM I WORRIED ABOUT A FEW ADS IN
A STADIUM OR ON A JERSEY? I GREW UP IN THE ’80s SURROUNDED
BY GAMBLING AND CIGARETTE LOGOS. AND IT DIDN’T SEEM TO AFFECT ME
AT ALL. WHEN I WAS A KID, I WATCHED THE
RUGBY LEAGUE.>>THAT TOBACCO ADVERTISEMENT IS
WHAT LED TO A BAN. KIDS COULD TELL YOU ALL THE
DIFFERENT CIGARETTE BRANDS. YOU.>>JUST KEEP TALKING.>>NOW YOU HAVE GAMBLING
COMPANIES NAMED ON THE LOGOS OF THE SHIRT. MAKING THAT ASSOCIATION, SPORTS
ARE GOOD, SPORTS PLAYERS ARE GOOD, GAMBLING MUST BE AS WELL.>>DO YOU WANT TO GIVE ME A
CIGARETTE?>>DIDN’T AFFECT ME AT ALL.

100 comments

  1. Apparently, Avi Yemini has started a competition on Youtube. The rules are that you have to post butthurt comments on Jim's videos and mention Avi, then you screenshot the comment and email it in to him, for each comment you post crying about Avi, you get one Yemini-point, and at the end of 2019, the person with the most Yemini points gets to massage Avi's cock and balls. So, if you see anybody whinging about Avi, you know what's up, they're furiously trying to win a chance to grope his genitalia.

  2. here in Finland we have had sports gambling legal for ages.. sure, some may go wild on it, but i think its not any bigger of a problem than slot machines. To some, myself included, it can become an addiction, but any addiction can be broken if you really want to. And for most, its not a problem. Humans can become addicted to just about anything, from likes in Facebook to health, from alcohol to heroin, from knowledge to memes. There is always the personal responsibility. You cant expect the world to cater to your every whim or need. Even legalizing drugs and prostitution only seemed to lower the negative sides in those things, where was it.. amsterdam? i dont remember the place atm tho. But granted, people are different in different places, and it's not like i know it all! 🙂

  3. Hey Jim are you ever going to do a segment about the Sri Lanka bombings and frame some unrelated Muslim who doesn't even agree with violent extremism as being somehow responsible?

  4. Love the idea… Addict people to gambling and then tax the f out of it. Next step would be spread the lethal virus and sell the semi cure( that you need to take daily) that will not cure the virus but stop it from reacting within your body for…

  5. Legalizing gambling??? Yea because gambling doesn’t go on, guess America got in on the drug market now they are moving in on getting a cut with gambling, next is prostitution.

  6. There’s so much betting and online casino advertisements in Sweden that it has gotten the relevant minister to rail against them for months about tougher advertising restrictions which I think is good.

  7. The US already has a problem with gun violence, drugs, crappy or nonexistent health insurance, outrageously expensive medication, perpetual wars, endemic racism, armed militia, fundamentalist religious zealots and complete ignorance of science, crumbling infrastructure, extreme income disparity, student debt, let's see what else we can add to the list. Let's try gambling!

  8. Ah yes more laws and more criminalization of consenting adults interacting with each other. That'll solve it

  9. I'm happy I'm safe from all that because my church forbids all gambling. I don't need to waste my money on false hopes and instead can donate all my extra dollars to the preacher to earn my mansion in heaven!

  10. The app should have a limite on the money you can bet.
    Or atleast an advice or notification based on your annual revenu and savings input.

    If they don't follow the advice there is nothing we can do other than letting nature take it cource.

  11. You know when some Americans wanted the country to follow Australia's example in certain aspects of laws this is not what we expected but hey….baby steps right.

  12. So if you arent addicted to opiates get addicted to fast fattysaltsugary foods if you arent addicted to fattysaltsugary foods get addicted to gambling. Anything to keep the populace docile and fucked up and broke enough to not ruin the lives of the aristocratic kleptocracy. Doesnt really matter. You are all gonna die and be worm food anyway. By the way there is no heaven. Its a funny jovial myth.

  13. i cant wait to see your face once people realise what a manipulative liar you are,you insulted prophet Mohamed and you think you can get away with it count your days jimbo its been over a month but trust me no one forgets on the internet stay safe

  14. Jim-the-shill-Jefferies is a main stream media-whore. He tried to fuck over Avi Yemini, but failed; now he is promoting gambling, making it look cool, while it's for losers.

  15. Jim Jefferies drew a mocking picture of Muhammad and said "even a dingo wouldn't eat a Muslim baby" in an interview with Avi Yemeni right before the Christchurch shootings

  16. putting your head in the sand is not going to hide from the fact that you and comedy central are bullies and edit interview to make it suit your agenda. I hope that when Avi Yemini sues, the amount will be so great that it will literally bankruptcy you and comedy central.

  17. I’d bet Jim is pro-drugs legalization and pro-choice on abortion arguing the individuals are free to take their own decisions. But they’re incapable to decide when it comes to gambling.

  18. Humanity is slowly but surely going to shit, despite people like me making their best effort to give a warning, so why the fuck not, people are doing it illegally by the millions, so what are you going to do 2, 3 or 4x the US prison population? or just profit from it? Gambling is kind of bad but, is like drinking, prohibition would not work, so regulate it, put addiction help in place, tax them at 50% and put up to 25% to help addicts and public health clinics, including mental health clinics/hospitals, the rest to free education and welfare

  19. Lmfao! Look at all the little morons talking about "edited" videos. It's almost as if these fucktards can't discern between comedy and reality.

  20. When are you going to apologize for the hit piece you did on Avi? When did creatively editing interviews to distort the truth become ok?

  21. Most Americans don’t have $400 for an emergency but average $700 gambling? Walk into any casino and look at the people playing slots. Pathetic people hoping against the odds to strike it rich rather than get an extra job or go to nite school to improve themselves. America celebrate stupid. It’s the honey boo boo ization of our country.

  22. There is very little gambling in my country because the regulations are extremely strict. There was even a casino that offered free pie on saturdays and they had to take down that offer because it would lure people in.

  23. If someone bets to the extent they loose their house, gov reg should be the betting company gives it back AND that person is banned from betting for life.

  24. The cigarette bit at the end was suppose to be the homerun an by god, it was so fucking perfect haha. I don’t think everyone laughed as hard as me when he said that lol fucking gold,

  25. Dude – people bet now whether is is legal or not. It just means people won't get their leg broken over a bet anymore as they'll have to put the money upfront. And now the profits will be taxed – one more source income taken from those greasy sleazeball mobsters. Fuck those murdering wife beating drug selling cunts.

  26. Ok, but if we made it so the money the casinos made get taxed heavily, and that tax is directly towards helping society I wouldn't have too much of a problem with it. I mean I support freer drug regulations, so who am I to criticize?

  27. Immediately after watching this, an ad for a casino popped up. Seriously? Do your algorithms for targeted advertisements not understand irony?

  28. Seems jim changed his interview style if he refuses to admit wrong doing this is at least better than what was happening

  29. In Spain you can bet on any sport legally with your phone apps and people do but there much less obsessed with it than Americans as part of their culture. We talk about the spread, the over/under of every NFL game and it's illegal. In Spain people are obsessed with their Football/soccer but it's not often you hear them talking about betting or odds in the bar, you do occasionaly but not like in America where you can ask any stranger in a sports bar, "What's the spread?" and 8 out of 10 times they'll know it.

  30. Nah….no need to take advice from a nation founded by murderers, rapists, whores and others the British didn't want around.

  31. It's so sad how I get actual news from this fuckwad (don't get me wrong, I love Jim Jeffries, but I'm just calling it as I see it) and he educates me more than watching CNN sometimes.

  32. Sports betting is huge here in the Balkans, and some governments are thinking of banning it, Albania has already done so. Even though people usually bet with small sums of money, sports betting is still damaging to people and society.

  33. I like how we get everything from Australia second trust me I’m dating Australian, You know those new interactive billboards at McDonald’s you can order from? Guess who did the test trials that stralia.. guess who got McCafé first stralia which is funny because they had a health kick in the 90s and like a lot of the shit Is better for you like McDonald’s the still unhealthy but at least they fry it in vegetable oil

  34. I love it when Jeff made the field-goal ! U show him !! I actually wonder if he’s played rugby ? Like I know not all aussies do but like you know ? Also did they hear the accent when they talk to each other or is that like normal for them like they don’t hear it

  35. Gambling addictions are just sick

    chugs beer
    takes a drag off my cig
    gacks a big rail
    chases it all with more beer

  36. America can learn a lot from australia, Period. But they always say the same thing. "Fuck Australia", or any other country that thinks they can do any better that the USA.

  37. I like our legal prostitutes by far more than such betting flim flam. It´s cheaper than a wife, less annoying and you really get something in return for your money. If you´re disabled your free health care even pays for it. I wouldn´t mind our government would prohibit marriage because this can also cost your house and in best case you neither gain nor lose something. What a stupid idea.

  38. Pakistan exposed for the way it really is !!!
    https://youtu.be/PDFxg7cJztM

    Share it as much as you can to expose the truth about the country
    #WokeNation

  39. HAHAHA… you fuckers in the US are all going to be homeless if they legalise gambling.

    No seriously I work in a sports betting caffe and people don't know when to stop.

  40. There is a word I did not understand, and it's relevant: "Gambling is based on a [inaudible] reinforcement schedule". The inaudible word is just missing in the cc – any idea what it is?

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