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More Australians gambling online as AMA calls for government regulation

The AMA is calling on the federal government to do more to regulate online gambling platforms and advertising of online gambling products in a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Gambling and its Impacts on Those Experiencing Gambling Harm. It comes as new research from the Australian Gambling Research Centre shows many Australians…
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Slots to smartphones: Pandemic sends Australia’s gambling problem online

SYDNEY - For Rhys Wareham, a coffee industry technician from Sydney, the start of Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020 did not just mean staying home, but having to stop visiting the pub every afternoon to gamble on poker machines. So he switched to a smartphone app which lets him track bets on his favorite sport, baseball, no matter where he is. "The…
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Australian watchdog adds six names to its iGaming ‘blacklist’

In Australia, the nation's media and communications watchdog has announced that it has asked local Internet service providers to block customers from accessing six more unlicensed online casinos and associated affiliate marketing domains. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) used an official Thursday press release to detail that…
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Crackdown on pokie site awash with ’tens of millions of dollars

Crackdown on pokie site awash with'tens of millions of dollars' We're sorry, this feature is currently unavailable. We're working to restore it. Please try again later. Australia's media regulator has cracked down on an illegal casino-style gambling website awash with tens of millions of dollars, ordering internet service providers to ban the…
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ACT online problem gambling bill causes problems

Debate over Labor MLA Dr Marisa Paterson's bill to protect online gamblers has been deferred after the Canberra Liberals accused Labor of profiting to the tune of more than $12.5 million from gambling. Dr Paterson called on the ACT Government to implement the National Consumer Protection Framework for Online Wagering; to review the online gambling…
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Online gambling companies need to be taxed for community harm

This week, an Australian gaming giant found its way into the finance pages of our major newspapers. And no, it wasn't the well-known casino company you're thinking. It was the virtually-unknown Virtual Gaming Worlds. More profitable than the highly-regard Canva and Atlassian, Virtual Gaming Worlds has a valuation of $3.38 billion. VGW is now being…
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Online gambling problem: 'My son lost $70,000.'

The following contains mention of suicidal ideation, which may be triggering for some readers. When Sandra's son, William*, turned 18 in early 2019, he did what many young Australian men do. He went to the horse races and the casino with his friends. There, he indulged in an experience opened up to him by his passage into adulthood. Gambling. He…
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Gambling Harm Awareness Week: Don't bet your life

Online gambling has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to 24-hour access to online betting websites and apps. This week is Gambling Harm Awareness Week, and ACT Minister for Gaming, Shane Rattenbury, implored Canberrans to consider the impacts of gambling on themselves and the people they care about, and to seek support if they experience…
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With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Gambling Harm Awareness Week (18 to 24 October) is a timely reminder for Canberrans to consider the impacts gambling may have on themselves and the people they care about and to seek support if they are experiencing the signs of gambling harm. A survey from the Australian Gambling Research Centre found…
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Interactive Credit Card Gambling Amendment on Track to Pass

The Interactive Gambling Amendment to prohibit the use of credit cards for gambling seems to be on track for passage in the Senate. A committee report is due 8 October, and it will produce data regarding the benefits of banning credit cards for gambling. If all information emerges as anticipated, the Australian Parliament will likely pass the bill…
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Gamblers bet more when in the dark: feedback can curb their online losses

How to inject more reality into gamblers' overestimation of their chances of winning? One simple tool is feedback. Online wagering is the fastest-growing segment of gambling in Australia. It's a trend of particular concern because losing money through online brokering and betting apps is associated with higher rates of gambling-related harm than…
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Australia: Tabcorp backs potential ban on credit card gambling

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Tabcorp Won't Resist If Credit Cards for Online Gambling Are Banned

Australia's biggest gambling company, Tabcorp, states that it will not oppose a ban on credit cards as a payment method in Australia. The company also added that this will not present a problem, as long as lottery tickets can still be sold by local newsagents. Speaking on the latest developments, including COVID-19, Tabcorp stated that the recent…
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Tabcorp Does Not Intend to Fight Proposed Credit Card Ban but Insists for National Gambling Watchdog

Australian gambling operator Tabcorp revealed that it does not intend to oppose a potential ban on credit card use for gambling transactions in the country, as long as local newsagents were still allowed to offer lottery tickets to customers. The betting, media and lottery company further noted that the quick switch towards online gambling during…
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TAB to not oppose credit card ban for online gambling

TAB will not oppose credit card gambling ban, wants new national wagering regulator Gambling giant Tabcorp says it would not oppose any potential ban on Australians punting with their credit cards as long as local newsagents were still able to sell lottery tickets to customers. The ASX-listed wagering, media and lottery company also says the…
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Major Aussie Online Casinos Experience Traffic Increases

Common sense would say that online casino traffic rose during the pandemic. More people confined to their homes, land-based pokies and pubs shut down, and financial challenges all added up to more people turning to online gambling for entertainment and escape. Studies have shown the assumptions about online casino traffic to be true. The Australian…
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