Inquiry and report in relation to the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015

A submission to Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications

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July 2016

This review of the provisions in terms of online sport betting is timely and reflects community concern about this form and mode of gambling in Australia. The recent report by Financial Counselling Australia ‘Duds, Mugs and the A List’ also highlights concerning practices by some onshore sport betting agencies. The bill addresses some potential shortcomings of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (Cth) (the Act) in relation to sports betting as it exists today. Sport betting has expanded in breadth of coverage and uptake dramatically since 2001.