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ACMA adds two more illegal gambling websites to prohibition order

SBC News ACMA adds two more illegal gambling websites to prohibition order

More online gaming websites have been blocked by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for illegally targeting Australian consumers.  The two websites found to be in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 are Richard Casino and Wanted Win. An order has been issued by the ACMA to internet service providers (ISPs) to block all access to these websites.  …

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Hubbl in trouble with the ACMA for streaming gambling ads on Kayo

SBC News Hubbl in trouble with the ACMA for streaming gambling ads on Kayo

Sports streaming service Kayo has been found guilty of breaching out-of-hours advertising regulations by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). According to the ACMA, the investigation into the Hubbl Pty Limited-owned platform was launched following reports from viewers seeing gambling ads shown during live sports events between the hours of 5am and 8:30pm – a timeframe that is currently …

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ACMA blocks three gambling sites over missing licences

SBC News ACMA blocks three gambling sites over missing licences

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a cease and desist order against three offshore gambling websites. ‘A Big Candy’, ‘Jackpoty’, and ‘John Vegas Casino’ have all been found to be lacking the necessary licensing.  The regulator has now requested Australian internet service providers (ISPs) to block all access to the websites as they have been operating in …

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Tabcorp nets AFL boss Gillon McLachlan as new CEO

SBC News Tabcorp nets AFL boss Gillon McLachlan as new CEO

Tabcorp Holdings has announced that Gillon McLachlan will become CEO and Managing Director of the ASX wagering group from 5 August. The decision sees the Tabcorp board complete its executive search, following the departure of Adam Rytenskild, who resigned in March due to inappropriate comments made about a female executive. A figurehead of Australian sports, McLachlan is the long-serving Chief …

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Australia credit wagering ban comes to effect

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Australia has adopted the measures of the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill of 2023, imposing a federal ban on gambling with funds from credit cards and other related products. Effective 11 June, consumers across all of Australia’s six territorial states will no longer be able to use credit cards and other credit-related services as a payment method with online gambling operators. …

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Betting scandal in Australia’s top-flight as three players face charges

SBC News Betting scandal in Australia’s top-flight as three players face charges

Three players from Australia’s A-League face charges after an investigation revealed suspected betting corruption. Investigations, led by the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad Gaming Unit, uncovered that a senior player was receiving instructions from an individual, suspected to be located offshore in South America, to orchestrate yellow cards during specific games in exchange for financial gain. The investigation, named …

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Tabcorp enters ‘new era’ of sportsbook with OpenBet

Betchoice hit with AUS$60k fine for illegal promotion tactics

OpenBet is to supply its scalable betting engine and advanced trading system to Australian wagering giant Tabcorp. As the operator pursues growth plans, OpenBet will integrate a series of online and retail products including its fixed-odds betting platform and trading system for its content portfolio, to help amplify the offering for Tabcorp’s flagship brand, TAB. Cathryn Lai, Chief Commercial Officer …

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Three sites retreat and 15 blocked after ACMA Womens’ World Cup probe

SBC News Three sites retreat and 15 blocked after ACMA Womens’ World Cup probe

An investigation by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) found 18 offshore websites breaching gambling laws in Australia during the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The 2023 sporting event saw gambling carried out via verticals such as online casinos and slot/gaming machines as well as betting on sporting events whilst play was under way, which is illegal in the country. …

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BetMakers acquires RACELAB assets and amends Betr deal

Betchoice hit with AUS$60k fine for illegal promotion tactics

BetMakers Technology Group has announced its acquisition of RACELAB’s global assets, along with the amendment of its Betr agreement. The move adds leading race form, preview, and statistics technology to BetMakers’ ecosystem, as well as proprietary fixed odds pricing technology and associated algorithms. Meanwhile, the acquisition also offers potential for BetMakers to further expand its services in the harness and …

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