Promoting BRIDGE within Victoria
Fostering interest in the game
Dr John and Marjorie Thwaites were great Victorian players from the earliest days of contract. John won the Interstate Open teams twice. Marjorie won the Women’s Interstate an extraordinary 12 times in a representative career spanning 1934-1968
The Thwaites Mixed Pairs is a four week Matchpoint Mixed Pairs event and commences on July 31st.
It is a two weeks qualifying and then a 2 week final.
The VBA would like to encourage you to try the Thwaites Mixed Pairs. We have established a special partnership service for this event. Should you need a partner please contact the VBA at email@example.com
The Commonwealth of Australia is a diverse land in many ways from the largest metro area, Sydney with over 5 million people, to Tasmania and other smaller islands. One of the many common thre
ads that bind the six states and ten territories is a high level of participation in gambling and betting activities.
That commonality is also met with opposition to some forms of gambling by social health advocates as well as competing interests in some sectors. Australians are notoriously the most prolific bettors on the planet based on per capita spend, with Singaporeans a far distant second.
According to over three decades worth of data published each year by the Queensland Casino Fisher Statistician’s Office, on average, Australian adults bet nearly $11,000 per person, each year. Taking in data from H2 Gambling Capital, we see the trend in betting and gambling continue to increase over the predictable future.