Shadowrunners working in Australia should never forget: Sport, sport, sport. The nation is sports-mad. Football (Rugby, Soccer and AFL; none of the silly grid-iron stuff) and combat biking are the most popular, though urban brawl has its own following on the East coast.
The entire nation still stops dead one day a year for the Melbourne Cup, which is nearly two centuries old.
One thing to note is that most Aussies will do anything for sport, and the day after a big sporting event is usually affected by massive absenteeism.
Sport also means gambling, specifically within local underworld organisations. These usually rake in the credits with bookie and loan shark operations. It is rumoured that the underworld also has their hands deep in the pockets of team ownership, sponsors and other aspects of the Entertainment Industry. They’ve even been known to fix a game or two by hiring Shadowrunners to arrange for a star player’s “accident”