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    Australian senator and leader of the Greens Party says he plans to introduce a bill that will ban all forms of sports betting advertising, local media reports. Senator Richard Di Natale, a known anti-gambling advocate, said the policy would treat gambling promotions in the same way as smoking ads. “The Greens have a bill to […]

    Anti-gambling advertising group pushes for new advertising code

    The Australian Association of National Advertising is pushing for a code that could see gambling operators financially penalized for showing “irresponsible” ads to vulnerable people, such as children, local media reports. According to the association, the code will include all advertising platforms including print, television, radio and online. The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation also chimed […]

    Australia online review may deal winning hand to European newcomers

    A federal review of how Australia regulates online gambling could have major implications for a number of operators - both European and Australian - when it reports back later this month. It will serve to define exactly how to expand Australia’s limited regulatory framework. Among the issues under the spotlight are the prohibition of in-play betting online, advertising regulations and how unlicensed offshore operators are dealt with. 

    Experts warn against short-term fixes in Australia online review

    Following months of controversy over “in-play” bets and growing offshore wagering, the Australian government has said it will launch a review of the country’s online gambling act. Industry experts are calling on the government to avoid short-term fixes and over regulation and instead to focus on the rapidly evolving nature of the sector and the technology that drives it.