The NT Racing Commission, which licenses most Australian betting sites, has ordered Betfair Australia to pay more than $150,000 to a gambler who exhibited red flags of problem gambling but was allowed to continue spending large sums of money anyways.
Western Australia is preparing to go scorched earth in the war against lottery betting sites. The state government has introduced legislation that calls for not only jailing the operators of lottery betting sites, but also fining their customers A$2,500 for betting on “unapproved domestic and international events and contingencies.”
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has begun tightening the screws on gambling providers deemed to be in breach of Australia’s new gaming law. Earlier this month, the ACMA published a report detailing its finding after investigating more than a hundred reports of potential violations of national gambling laws.
The ongoing debate as to the legality of in-play betting in Australia could be settled once and for all, but only after the upcoming federal elections come to a conclusion. Local media is reporting that lawmakers are likely to implement a temporary ban on in-play betting as offered by online bookmakers and then issue a…