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ACMA expands blocking remit against illegal betting sites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced that it has ‘stepped up its efforts’ against illegal betting, and will now block websites that promote and drive traffic towards ‘online casino type services’. Australian internet service providers (ISPs) have been asked by the ACMA to block designated affiliate advertising websites, which the Authority argues ‘present themselves as independent reviewers …

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Canberra Casino AU$5 spin limit rejected by GTA

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A proposal to place a AU$5 spin limit on poker machines at Canberra Casino have been met with dismay by the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA). The news follows introduction of legislation by the government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), which allowed the venue to add 200 poker machines to its gaming floor, ending the long standing gaming machine monopoly …

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Tabcorp wins AUS $128 million tax rebate

Australian gambling operator  Tabcorp has won a $128.9 million (£64 million) tax benefit resulting from a payment it made to the Victorian government more than two decades ago. The operator has contested tax charges of a combined value of $1.2 billion in compensation for the past two decades, relating to revenues generated by poker (‘pokie’) machines. Last Friday the Australian …

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