Tag Archives: Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

ACMA rules against Foxtel for betting advertising breach

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has ruled against Foxtel regarding a complaint made about a betting advertisement, as public debate surrounding gambling marketing in the country continues.  Foxtel notified the ACMA itself, notifying the regulator that at around 4.33pm ARST a betting commercial was shown during a half-time discussion of the Australian Football League (AFL) Easter Monday Footy: …

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Australian bookmakers end opposition to credit card ban

Leading betting and gaming operators in Australia have dropped their opposition to moves by federal lawmakers to ban the use of credit cards for online wagering. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, long-term opponents to the proposed ban bet365, Sportsbet and Ladbrokes have now made a u-turn and announced their support for the initiative.  ASX-listed betting and lottery operator Tabcorp …

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ACMA expands blocking remit against illegal betting sites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced that it has ‘stepped up its efforts’ against illegal betting, and will now block websites that promote and drive traffic towards ‘online casino type services’. Australian internet service providers (ISPs) have been asked by the ACMA to block designated affiliate advertising websites, which the Authority argues ‘present themselves as independent reviewers …

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Australia enlists Engine to develop country’s first national exclusion service

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has enlisted Engine, developer of the UK’s GAMSTOP exclusion service, to launch Australia’s first nationwide gambling blocking system. Engine Australia will develop the National Self-Exclusion Register for the ACMA, allowing customers to leverage a single process to self-exclude from all licensed interactive betting operators. Self-exclusion can range from anywhere between three months to …

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Black market betting websites in Australia targeted by ACMA

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) intends to request that Internet Service Providers (ISP) in the country remove 18 offshore black market betting websites. An official statement by the ACMA revealed that 222 illegal gambling operators have been removed from the web in Australia since its first blocking request was made in November 2012. The websites removed were Syndicate …

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Australia to introduce self-exclusion legislation

In a bid to support the implementation of its National Consumer Protection Framework, the Australian government has confirmed that it will be introducing legislation to create a national self-exclusion register for citizens. Under the legislation, operators would be prevented from advertising and promoting betting offers and services to those registered for self-exclusion, with the register due to be implemented by …

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