Oceania

Odds Against New Curbs On Australian Bookmakers

It is hard to miss bookmaker Tom Waterhouse on Australian television. No matter the channel or the sport, be it Wimbledon or the Melbourne Cup horse race, the bookmaker is never too far away to give the latest betting odds. But when he took an even more prominent role in March by sitting alongside the TV commentators for the National …

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Australia Reins In Sports Betting Advertising

Australian parliamentary committee has urged the government to review its laws on publicity and advertising of gambling and sports betting advertisements during sports broadcasts in order to protect children and  Australia vulnerable. The Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform  (COAG) released a report yesterday containing a series of recommendations to restrict the influence of sports betting and gambling promotions on …

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Betfred appoint new Australian MD

Betfreds continued expansion into new international markets has seen them target the Australian igaming market. The igaming operator operator have applied for an Australian Northern Territory online gambling license  at the start of 2013.  Betfred have announced its first Australian senior appointment in the form of new Betfred Australian MD – Luke Brill, joining as the first full time employee …

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Australian Broadcaster Live Odds Restrictions!

Australian media broadcasters have prohibited the publicity of live odds on radio and televisual mediums as a means of protecting the viewer and curving problem gambling. These upcoming changes to bookmaker advertising have been commented on by Prime Minister Julia Gillard stating that citizens are becoming ‘increasingly frustrated’ with the promotion of odds. Reports state current estimates that up to …

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