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    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 Friday. According to the Herald Sun, a landmark agreement will see operators such as Sportsbet, William Hill and Crownbet no longer allowed to entice punters to open new accounts or referring […]

    Govt sets measures against online gambling

    Australia’s federal, state and territory ministers have agreed on 11 new measures to reduce the harm of online problem gambling, The Australian reports. The framework was signed off on Thursday afternoon in a meeting between state and federal ministers, including Human Services Minister Alan Tudge. Once enacted, the new measures will no longer allow online gambling […]

    Australia introduces bill affecting offshore operators

    Australia has introduced a new bill that tightens restrictions on offshore operators that operate online gambling services in Australia, local media reports. The bill, named the Interactive Gambling Amendment bill 2016, will put a stop to “click-to-call” live betting services, which had been operating through a loophole under existing laws, as well as cracking down […]

    Coalition has own plans for gambling controls

    Human Services Minister Alan Tudge has pushed back at calls from crossbenchers for new controls on pokies and gambling advertising, AFR reports. Last week, Senator Nick Xenophon and the Tasmanian independent MP Andrew Wilkie vowed to use their key crossbench positions in the new parliament to put pokies and gambling ad controls back on the […]

    N.T. licensed bookmakers to cease in-play betting

    Northern Territory licensed bookmakers will soon be required to cease offering in-play betting through “click-to-call” systems in an attempt to “head off future action by the federal government,” local media reports. The ban will affect foreign-owned bookmakers who have been offer­ing online in-play betting including William Hill, Sportsbet, Bet365 and Unibet. According to The Australian, […]

    Australian government to maintain live-betting ban

    Australia’s Federal Government is set to announce it will maintain its ban on online in-play betting to the dismay of wagering operators and major sporting codes, reports The Herald Sun. Human Services Minister Alan Tudge will release the long-awaited O’Farrell Review into online wagering, as well as the government’s response today. A number of consumer […]

    Live betting on sports online banned until next Australian federal election

    Online betting on live sports will be banned until the next federal election, local media reports. The in-play betting ban means that bookmakers offering the “click to call” and other live betting systems, including William Hill, Ladbrokes and Bet365, will be shut down. According to The Australian, the government has not yet decided whether it […]

    Australian government likely to refuse liberalization of in-play betting

    The Australian Federal Government is likely to be disinclined to the opening up of in-play gambling in the country, local media reports, reveals The Herald Sun. Although the Government’s response to the former NSW premier Barry O’Farrell’s review of the online wagering industry is still being finalized, operators believe the Government has already made its decision. Additionally, a […]