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MP Wilkie Likes FOBT Stake Limits for Aussie Gamblers

When UK lawmakers made good on their promises to regulate the maximum wager on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) last week, they set forth a precedent that Australian MP Andrew Wilkie would like to follow. Earlier this week, the anti-gambling MP advocated the institution of severe stake limits on Aussie …

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Aussie Regulators Fine Neds for ‘Inducing Gambling’

It’s been clear for some time that Australian lawmakers and regulators are coming down hard on the online gambling industry and the case of Neds, an online bookmaker, really drives that point home. Earlier this week, the operators of Neds.au plead guilty to five counts of offering New South Wales …

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Nick Xenophon Gives Up on Aussie Pokie Ban Efforts

The Australian government’s war on pokies has, seemingly, ended and it looks as though the pokies actually won. Earlier this week the SA Best Party announced that it is giving up its efforts to enact a total ban on the controversial slot machines that would have included pubs and hotels. …

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Aussie Media Groups Scramble to Preserve Gambling Advertising

A coalition of Australian media groups is working feverishly to water down the impact of their country’s broad new ban on gambling advertisements during sports broadcasts. Their efforts to protect advertising revenue from a “siren-to-siren” advertising ban are meeting with objections both from anti-gambling forces and the gambling industry itself. …

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Aussie Regulators Pull Sportsbet’s ‘Juiced Up’ Ben Johnson Ad

Australian advertising regulators are ordering Sportsbet to pull a controversial advertisement for their mobile app featuring disgraced Olympian, Ben Johnson. It’s yet another example of the breathless complaints of a few can exert tremendous power when it comes to advertisements for gambling operators. Sportsbet’s problems with the Australian Advertising Standards …

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Aussie Stakeholders React to Sports Betting Ad Ban

Australian bookmakers and online operators are not happy about a proposed “bell to bell” ban on sports betting ads during live sports broadcasts. Groups from the Australian Football League (AFL) and the National Rugby League (NRL) to broadcaster like Channel Nine, have all chimed in their dismay regarding the draconian new …

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Amatuer Wins Aussie Millions Poker Championship

When Shurane ‘Shaz’ Vijayaram walked away from the Aussie Millions Poker Championship with $ 1.6 million and a dream come true. Vijayaram’s big win was his first win at a live tournament table and long way away from his humble beginning as a small stakes pub player. The plucky amateur …

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Paddy Power Pushes it Too Far with Aussie Sex Offender Ad

A billboard featuring a convicted sex offender has proven to be too much for Paddy Power in Australia, Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker. The edgy advertisement, which has been torn down and destroyed, included a large photo of former Aussie TV host, and convicted sex offender, Rolf Harris smiling and waving. …

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