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ALH Group to face punishment for free-drink inducements

Woolworths-owned pubs operator ALH Group is facing disciplinary action after investigations found that several of its venues had been found encouraging patrons to gamble...

Consumer protection measures come into effect across Australia

Certain gambling inducements have now been banned across Australia, after a number of measures from the National Consumer Protection Framework (NCPF) came into effect...

PlayUp fined for illegal player inducements

Betting operator PlayUp Interactive has been convicted and fined A$7,500 for offering customers inducements to gamble, which is forbidden under NSW law. On April...

Sportsbet fined for offering ‘refer a friend’ bonus

Australian online bookmaker Sportsbet has been convicted for offering unlawful inducements to punters to entice their friends to open gambling accounts, local media reports....

Deputy Premier calls out operators over unsolicited advertising

South Australia Deputy Premier John Rau said he has received “disturbing” reports of online gambling providers enticing children and other vulnerable people to gamble,...

Bookies face restrictions on bonusing

Australia’s online bookmakers will be banned from offering several types of inducements after new rules were agreed to by state and federal ministers on...

Tabcorp fined A$16,500 for illegal promotion

Wagering operator Tabcorp has been fined A$16,500 (US$12,600) and ordered to pay legal costs of A$100,000 for publishing illegal advertising in NSW, local media...

Ubet fined for promoting alcohol while gambling

Tatts Group wagering subsidiary Ubet has become the first company in NSW to be convicted of promoting drinking and gambling, local media reports. The ad...

Bet365 guilty of luring customers with “free bets”

Australia’s Federal Court has found Bet365 guilty of luring new punters with a false “free bets” offer between March 2013 and January 2014, local...

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