The Epoch Times
The House of Representatives' social policy and legal affairs committee launched the inquiry into online gambling on Sep. 15. The committee is concerned about the increasing reach of online betting platforms into Australians’ lives and the exposure of children and young people to gambling advertising. The definition of “gambling service” should be amended to include additional gambling-like activities such as simulated gambling in video games. Liberal MP David Coleman said the issue was worthy of further work. Independent MP Kate Chaney said a gambling advertisement is shown every two minutes on free-to-air TV.