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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...

Australia: Victoria govt announces new reforms to curb gambling harm

Gaming Minister Melissa Horne and the premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, announced a number of changes to the state's electronic gambling machines as a...

Australia: Govt to launch national online gambling self-exclusion register BetStop

The Australian government is set to launch a national self-exclusion register for online gambling called ‘BetStop’ where citizens can register themselves to be excluded...

Australia: Victoria police, ESIC join hands to target suspicious match-fixing

According to the latest understanding between Victoria police and the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) made earlier in February, the police will get real time...

AFL Fans Association concurs with parliamentary committee’s recommendation to ban gambling ads

The AFL Fans Association (AFLFA) has stated that the Australian Football League (AFL) fans are now exasperated by the prevalence of gambling advertisements across...

Australia: Stakeholders react to parliamentary committee’s recommendations on online gambling

The gambling industry stakeholders, sports leagues and experts have reacted to the findings and recommendations of the parliamentary committee inquiry on online gambling. One...

Australia: Parliamentary committee calls for total ban on gambling adverts within three years

The much-awaited parliamentary inquiry report on gambling has been made public today. Among the 31 recommendations, one of them is to ban all forms...

Australia: Liquor & Gaming NSW issues warning to non-compliant venues

With recent inspections of New South Wales (NSW) pubs and bars revealing gaming-related violations, the regulatory authority, Liquor & Gaming NSW (L&G NSW), has...

Australia: Crown Melbourne slapped with A$20 million fine for improper tax deduction claims

The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) has handed Crown Melbourne another fine of A$20 million for not paying the right amount of...

Australia: Northern Territory govt lowers pokies cap amid problem gambling concerns

The Northern Territory (NT) government has lowered the number of poker or slot machines permitted after substantial backlash from the community over hospitality firm...

The gambling law provisions in Australia: An overview

In Australia, defining gambling comprehensively in a legal sense can be challenging. However, in general terms, gambling refers to an activity where individuals place...

Australia behind many countries in online gambling regulation: AGR research

Latest analysis from Alliance for Gambling Reform revealed that Australia’s gambling regulations are far behind in curbing gambling advertisements or online gambling especially towards...

ACMA writes to Curaçao over Australian gambling firms operating illegally

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) recently wrote to the Curaçao Ministry of Finance asking for their help in tackling illegal offshore gambling...

SkyCity Adelaide faces further scrutiny for failing to comply with anti-money laundering laws

The South Australian Liquor and Gambling Commissioner, Dini Soulio has issued a ‘direction notice’ against SkyCity casino in Adelaide, requiring a review of the...

Australia: Unibet fined AU$60,000 for illegal adverts in NSW

Online betting platform Unibet, owned by Betchoice, has recently been slapped with a fine of AU$60,000 by Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney, New...

TikTok Australia expands its gambling ads despite controversial trial

Some TikTok users in Australia are now presented with increased gambling advertisement as the company has expanded the trial phase for the same despite...

Australia: ACMA requests ISPs to block three more illegal offshore gambling websites

Australian internet service providers (ISPs) have been asked to block three more illegal betting websites by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for...