Tag Archives: richard di natale
- Australia’s Greens party seeks tobacco-style total ban on betting advertising
April 8, 2016
Australia’s Greens party says it will introduce legislation to ban all sports betting advertising, “the same way that tobacco advertising was banned” in 1992. On Friday, the Greens announced their proposal to prohibit the advertising of betting odds, as well as so-called ‘cash for comment’ in which sports commentators integrate...
- Tom Waterhouse takes it on the chin from Australian joint select committee
June 7, 2013
The Australian joint select committee investigating the role of gambling advertising and sports says industry self-regulation isn’t working. The committee, which earned headlines via its demonization of independent bookie Tom Waterhouse’s onscreen promotion of live betting odds during Channel Nine’s National Rugby League broadcasts, says the government should step in...
- Tom Waterhouse called ‘gutless’ for ducking parliamentary committee; Betfair pleads guilty to inducements
May 22, 2013
Australian bookie Tom Waterhouse will not be legally compelled to attend a parliamentary hearing into the promotion of gambling in sports. On Monday, Waterhouse declined a formal invitation to attend the hearing, prompting the committee’s Greens and independent members to call for Waterhouse to be served with a summons demanding...
- Aussie senator now seeks to ban betting ads from radio broadcasts
April 18, 2013
Not satisfied with having reduced bookmaker Tom Waterhouse's presence in the world of televised sports, Australian Greens Senator Richard Di Natale (pictured right) is now looking to drive gambling ads from the radio airwaves. The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Di Natale saying people “are fed up with Tom … fed...
- Di Natale calls Waterhouse a mama’s boy, protests Apple PokerStars app
April 2, 2013
Australian independent bookmaker Tom Waterhouse is considering taking legal action against Fairfax Media after one of its newspapers referred to him as “the smiling face of this [sports betting] plague.” Waterhouse has been in the spotlight over the past week after the National Rugby League (NRL) bowed to pressure from...