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Australia: Sports betting companies offer to discontinue NRL jersey sponsorships

In the backdrop of growing calls to ban gambling advertisements across Australia, the sports betting companies have offered to remove their logos from football...

Australia: ACMA blocks 863 illegal betting websites since 2017

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has successfully removed over 218 illegal gambling services from the Australian market since it started taking strict...

Australia: National Self-Exclusion Register BetStop sees almost 10,000 registrations in two months

Since the establishment of the National Self-Exclusion Register, BetStop in August, around 10,000 people have registered themselves in order to be excluded from participating...

Australia: Crown Melbourne to undergo ‘amazing redevelopment’

Mike Volkert, the Chief Executive Officer of Crown Melbourne, has announced plans for the redevelopment of the group's original casino property and turn it...

Australian free TV, radio witness more than a million gambling adverts in a year: Report

Over one million gambling advertisements were aired on free-to-air television, radio and online platforms in the 12-month period between May 2022 and April 2023,...

Australia: ACMA warns Best Bookies over breach of IG Act

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has provided a formal warning to one of the gambling service provider Best Bookies Price Pte Ltd...

Australia: Govt announces changes to rating for video games with gambling, loot boxes

The Australian Government has now announced changes to the rating system for video games. These changes are going to take effect starting September 2024...

Australia: Pokies losses rise by 13.7% in 2022-23 calling for urgent reforms

As per a Monash University and the Alliance for Gambling Reform (AGR) research, pokies losses in Australia were up by 13.7%, standing at A$14.5...

Australia: The Lottery Corporation asks for exemption from ban on credit card use for gambling

Australian operator The Lottery Corporation has requested to be exempted from the upcoming credit card use ban for gambling which was enacted last month. Sue...

Australia: AUSTRAC restricts online sports betting firms to take wagers from unverified users

The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) has now restricted online sports betting firms from taking wagers from unverified users. The decision has...

Mahadev Book masterminds denied entry to Australia

Australian authorities have denied entry to Mahadev Book illegal betting app owner Saurabh Chandrakar and his partner Ravi Uppal amidst the ongoing investigation by...

ACMA drops the ban hammer on five more illegal gambling websites

The Australian government has put five illegal betting websites on the ban list of Australian ISPs. These names are added alongside many others on...

Australia enacts ban on credit card usage for online gambling

With the objective to address problem gambling, the Australian federal government has legislated to ban the use of credit cards and digital currencies for...

Australia: Study finds skill-based gambling machines may lead to long-term harm

A study conducted by Gambling Research Laboratory at Central Queensland University evaluated the impact of new Skill-based Gambling Machines (SGMs) compared to traditional Electronic...

Australia: VGCCC fines Tabcorp A$1 million for failing to comply with outage probe

Tabcorp, one of the largest gambling companies in Australia, has been fined A$1 million (US$646,000) by the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC)...

Australia: Crown Resorts, Entain to lay off over 150 employees amid changing economic conditions

Casino conglomerate Crown Resorts has planned to lay off nearly 100 employees at its Sydney property along with closing down one of the VIP...

Australia: Researcher finds online advertising database targeting users based on gambling habits

A privacy researcher at Cracked Labs named Wolfie Christl has found a large dataset containing 650,000 international audience segments on Xandr, an advertising technology...

Australia: NSW authorities continue to curb illegal gambling ads

Government authorities in New South Wales (NSW) are still on crackdown against bookmakers for illegal gambling activities. Their latest action comes as a fine...

Australia: VGCCC bans betting on minors in sports competitions

The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) has finally put an end to sports betting on competitions comprising players under the age of...

Australia: Crown Resorts announces $13 million gambling harm prevention package

Crown Resorts has announced a A$13 million (US$8.6 million) gambling harm prevention package after facing three inquiries and fines amounting to A$700 million in...
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