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ACMA banishes dozen of websites out of Australia

SBC News ACMA banishes dozen of websites out of Australia

A total of 12 gambling websites have been ordered to cease operations in Australia after being found to be in violation of the country’s Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (IGA).  Zet Casino, Wazamba, Playzilla, Slots Palace, Nomini, Casinia, SG Casino, Fez Bet, Buran Casino, Spin Better, Golden Bet and Clash.gg are the online gambling providers that the Australian Communications and Media …

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Victoria government told to copy primetime ban on gambling advertising

SBC News Victoria government told to copy primetime ban on gambling advertising

The Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) of the Australian state of  Victoria has called for stricter regulations on gambling advertising. The public body has recommended that its state government align with South Australia’s policy, which bans gambling adverts on TV from 4pm to 7:30pm. The recommendation forms part of the PAEC report, following an eight-month review of three Auditor-General …

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AUS lower house approves Credit Card gambling ban

SBC News AUS lower house approves Credit Card gambling ban

Australia is edging closer to introducing a ban on credit card wagering for online gambling services, following the House of Representatives’ approval of ‘The Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill (2023).’ Submitted to the lower house in September, the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2023 aims to ban the use of credit cards, credit-related products, and digital currencies for online wagering. The Bill …

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Seven Network handed max penalty for morning broadcast of gambling ad

SBC News Seven Network handed max penalty for morning broadcast of gambling ad

An Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) investigation has found Seven Network to have breached online content rules. The company has been handed the maximum penalty by the regulator – $13,320 – after it broadcast a gambling advert at 10:38am on 7plus during a live stream of an NFL American Football game.  The authority has stated that gambling promotions cannot …

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Best Bookies ceases Price Pty Ltd service following ACMA warning

SBC News Best Bookies ceases Price Pty Ltd service following ACMA warning

Best Bookies’ Price Pty Ltd has been issued a formal warning from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (AMCA) for operating an unlicensed online wagering service. The group is described as an ‘internet site allowing punters to securely bet with a range of independent licensed Australian bookmakers using a single betting account’. However, it has been found that the service …

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ACMA launches BetStop as single-point self-exclusion for Australia

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Australia has welcomed the launch of BetStop, the new ‘single point’ gambling self-exclusion scheme available across all six federal states. BetStop is operated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), which in 2022 was instructed to develop a federal self-exclusion scheme to protect vulnerable consumers from gambling risks better. As agreed by the gambling authorities/boards of the Capital Territory, …

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NSW tasks panel to deliver ‘gambling reforms roadmap’ by 2024

SBC News NSW tasks panel to deliver ‘gambling reforms roadmap’ by 2024

 The government of New South Wales (NSW) has formed a new independent panel to deliver a “comprehensive roadmap on gambling reforms.” The panel, consisting of 16 members, will be led by former NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing Commissioner, Michael Foggo, who will serve as Chairman. Tasked with providing optimal oversight on gambling policies, the panel’s composition includes representatives …

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ACMA to debut BetStop Australia on 21 August

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Australian gambling operators have been informed that the ‘BetStop’ self-exclusion register will be launched on 21 August.  The register, which will function across Australia’s six federal states, will be operated by ACMA, the Australian Communications and Media Authority. At the start of the year, the ACMA was tasked by the government to implement a centralised self-exclusion scheme for Australian gambling. …

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Labor Party calls for AUS blanket ban on gambling ads 

SBC News Labor Party calls for AUS blanket ban on gambling ads 

Australia’s governing Labor Party has outlined its support for a blanket ban on gambling advertising, stating that the country should not accept “another generation experiencing escalating gambling harms”.  Labor MPs have backed the findings of a parliamentary inquiry recommending a “ban on ads for online gambling across all media, to be implemented within a three-year period”. The inquiry follows months …

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RWA: Racing and sports ‘could lose $3bn’ to illegal offshore gambling

SBC News RWA: Racing and sports ‘could lose $3bn’ to illegal offshore gambling

Responsible Wagering Australia (RWA) has revealed that illegal offshore gambling could cost nearly $3bn in lost taxes and racing and sport product fees unless action is taken. It was in the Australia Offshore Wagering Market Analysis 2023 Report that it states the illegal offshore market in Australia is now worth more than $1.1bn – which is around 15% of the …

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