Tag Archives: Interactive Gambling Act
- Australia online gambling law revamp puts PokerStars, PartyPoker on notice
November 10, 2016
Australia has introduced legislation that would impose stiff fines on online gambling operators serving local punters without a local license. In April, Minister for Human Services Alan Tudge vowed to introduce legislation amending the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 to close the loopholes that allowed Aussie-licensed operators to offer online in-play...
- Australian Open in-play betting could speed up IGA review
January 18, 2016
High level of in-play betting on the Australian Open is expected to put pressure on the Australian government to speed up Interactive Gambling Act review. William Hill has become the first bookmaker to partner with a Grand Slam tennis tournament. Its sponsorship with the Australia Open, which according to reports...
- Victoria seeks protection for its local sports integrity
December 15, 2015
The Victorian government is pushing for national regulation of live in-play sports betting to protect its local sports leagues from match fixing and corruption. In Australia, the regulation of gambling services is a matter for state governments. However, the federal 2001 Interactive Gambling Act (IGA) regulates interactive gambling services offered...
- Sportsbet urges Australian gov’t to regulate online in-play betting
December 2, 2015
Australian betting operator Sportsbet calls on government to legalize online in-play betting to keep Aussie punters from black market. In a submission to the Barry O'Farrell-led review of Australian online betting laws, Paddy Power-owned Sportsbet has urged the government to allow licensed Australian bookmarkers to offer online live sports betting. The...
- Betting ads in TV sports broadcasts safe from Australia gambling law review
September 2, 2015
Gambling ads during sports broadcasts have been exempted from Australia’s pending review of its online betting legislation. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Tony Abbot’s government announced that it would conduct a review of the 2001 Interactive Gambling Act to ensure the law kept pace with technological change. The ability of online...
- Australia to review online betting laws
September 1, 2015
Australia plans to revamp its online betting laws but it’s anyone’s guess whether the regime will become more liberal or more draconian. On Tuesday, The Australian reported that Prime Minister Tony Abbot had ordered Social Services Minister Scott Morrison to review the 2001 Interactive Gambling Act with an eye towards...