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ACMA files in-play complaint against Sportsbet Australia

The Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) has reopened its investigation into in-play betting services by referring online bookmaker Sportsbet to the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Filing a complaint the ACMA claims that Sportsbet’s ‘Bet Live’ telephone betting product is in breach of Australia’s Interactive Gambling Act provisions regarding in-play wagering. The authority has asked the AFP for assessment of …

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Ladbrokes Australia reactivates live betting functionalities

Ladbrokes Australia has reactivated its in-play live betting feature, ‘LivePlay’, following a review of failed legal proceedings against the service by the Australian Communication Agency (ACMA). The operator had withdrawn the live betting feature in July (at the time called ‘Ladbrokes – Quickcall’), following the announcement of a federal probe by the ACMA regarding the breaching of national online betting …

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Australian authorities getting pedantic over ‘in-play’ definition

The Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) and Federal Police (AFP) are stepping up their campaign against the betting industry over its in-play services by threatening action over bets taken during multiple day sporting events such as golf and cricket. Australian news sources report that the ACMA has asked William Hill, Crownbet and Sportsbet AU to clarify how wagers taken …

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Ladbrokes Australia drops ‘QuickCall’ service

Ladbrokes Australia will no longer run its ‘QuickCall’ feature as pressure mounts on UK operators to withdraw in-play betting services following ongoing investigations from the Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) and the Federal Police into breaches of gambling laws. Ladbrokes Australia, one of the three UK bookmakers (along with William Hill and bet365) to offer the controversial service has …

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Australian Federal Police to investigate Ladbrokes & William Hill Click to Call services

The Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) has handed its investigation of Ladbrokes Australia and William Hill ‘click to call’ betting services to the Federal Police amid claims that the operators are breaching betting laws. ACMA had been requested in May to investigate the operators’ services which mirror live/in-play betting a mechanisms which are not allowed by the provisions of …

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