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Australia’s comms authority takes legal action against ‘alleged gambling service’

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has initiated legal proceedings against an ‘alleged online gambling service’ in the country’s Federal Court. There are three defendants in the case – two individuals and a company – accused by Australia’s communications regulator of providing gambling services in violation of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (IGA). The accused in question are Rhys …

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ACMA rules against Foxtel for betting advertising breach

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has ruled against Foxtel regarding a complaint made about a betting advertisement, as public debate surrounding gambling marketing in the country continues.  Foxtel notified the ACMA itself, notifying the regulator that at around 4.33pm ARST a betting commercial was shown during a half-time discussion of the Australian Football League (AFL) Easter Monday Footy: …

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Australian pay TV firm seeks gambling ad dispensation

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Australian pay TV firm Foxtel is pushing for exemptions to its governments gambling advertisement reforms, details the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). The upcoming gambling ban, set to take effect from next month, was pushed through by the government as it promises to ban sports betting ads during the viewing hours of children. Stating that it seeks to “provide a clear …

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