Tag Archives: 2001 Interactive Gambling Act

Sportsbet adds in-play betting markets

The Australian subsidiary of Paddy Power, Sportsbet has added the popular in-play betting function to its offering.  In-play betting is made complicated in Australia due to the 2001 Interactive Gambling Act which restricts in-play bets to personal ones made at betting shops, or via a phone line. Betting operators get around this in a variety of ways, the likes of …

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Abbott Government calls for interactive betting review

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot (Liberal Coalition), has personally tasked Social Services Minister Scott Morrison with leading a review of the 2001 Interactive Gambling Act (IGA). The review follows ongoing federal probes into international licensed online bookmaker’s use of ‘call’ systems which mirror live betting, prohibited by the 2001 IGA. Various ministers and gambling stakeholders have stated that the 2001 …

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