Aussie gambling study finds fewer players, more problems

A recent study conducted by the Australian government revealed that Aussies are gambling less than they were two years ago. That same study found that those folks who were still playing, were much more likely to be problem gamblers. Online gambling, however, showed significant growth over that same period. Australia's National Survey of Interactive Gambling…

Aussie online gambling operators support credit card ban

Some of Australia's biggest online gambling operators are coming out in support of a measure that would ban the use of credit cards on their sites. It's a significant move that will certainly impact their bottom lines, but it's also a move that seems inevitable given the political climate Down Under. Though they were initially…

ACMA blocks ten illegal casino affiliate sites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) took a strong stance against illegal gambling operations that masquerade as casino affiliates by operating review sites. It's the first time that ACMA has moved against casino affiliates who push players towards online casinos, but don't actually offering any gambling themselves. Officials at the ACMA said that this…

Sports betting cheats beware, Australia institutes Sports Integrity Advisory Council

If you're a sports betting cheat or an elite athlete with a tendency to abuse steroids, you might want to avoid Australia for a while. That's because the Aussie government is cracking down on sports cheating of all kinds and using its new Sport Integrity Advisory Council (SIAC) as the main authority in that fight.…

Aussie banking report is bad news for credit card gambling

One of the biggest challenges for online gambling operators is ensuring that their players can easily deposit and withdraw funds from their accounts. Since a robust credit and debit card industry is in operation in almost every market on the planet, this shouldn't be a big issue for operators...except for the fact that it is…

Bank Australia says ‘no’ to gambling credit card transactions

If you're gambling in Australia and you love the convenience of funding your good times with your Bank Australia credit or debit card, we've got some bad news for you. According to a recent report on BusinessInsider.com, Bank Australia will prohibit the use of its credit cards for gambling transactions as of December 1, 2020.…

Sportsbet forced to repay self-excluded gambler

One of the hard and fast rules of gambling is that the house always wins, but Australian operator Sportsbet is proving that rule can be bent. Sportsbet is on the hook for $93,000 (AUD) ($64,000 USD) after allowing a self-excluded player wager more than $150,000 without picking up on the fact that he shouldn't have…

Two arrested in Rugby awards betting scandal

Police in New South Wales (NSW) arrested two men on charges that they were betting on the outcome of the National Rugby League's Daily M Medal Awards using insider information. 29-year-old Joshua Wilson and 31-year-old Ben Trevisiol were both taken into custody after a police investigation found evidence that the two used information gleaned from…

Unibet fined $25,000 Australia for advertising violations

Betchoice, an Australian arm of Unibet, was recently fined $25,000 AUD ($17,000 USD) by a judge in New South Whales for illegally "inducing" gambling. The company's rotten day in court serves as an example that gambling operator's are being held to very high standards across the globe and that regulators are not shy about slapping…