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Social Sector Welcomes Government Crackdown on Online Gambling

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 -  Leading anti-gambling advocates are backing the government’s move to curb the rapid rise of problem online gambling but say that without strong enforcement the moves could…

Dangerous Increase in Online Betting – NFP Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 18th August 2015 -  Access to credit provided by online sports betting companies, as well as inadequate mechanisms for limiting losses, is fuelling a dangerous increase in online sports betting and…

Australian First in Regulating Gambling

Staff Reporter, Friday, 1st November 2013 -  New legislation will make Victoria the first jurisdiction to require pre-commitment technology on every Victorian electronic gaming machine. The Coalition Government has introduced…

ATM Ban Helps Problem Gamblers – Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 16th September 2013 -  An independent evaluation of the banning of ATMs at Victorian gaming venues has found that problem gamblers have significantly reduced their spending on gaming machines since its…

Coalition Government Would “Rescind” Pokies Reforms

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th October 2011 -  A Coalition Government would try to overturn the mandatory pre-commitment scheme designed to combat problem gambling – Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said last night. The…

Australian Churches United Against Problem Gambling

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 21st June 2011 -  Flickr Image :  Some rights reserved by Jeff Kubina    With Australians as the world’s most prolific gamblers, the social costs…

Churches Launch National Gambling Taskforce

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd March 2011 -  With Australia’s 90,000 problem gamblers losing an average of $21,000 each year, Australia’s major churches have banded together to launch the Australian Churches…

Legal Advice on Gambling Reform

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd February 2011 -  The Federal Government says it has received legal advice that it has the power to legislate to introduce reforms to address problem gambling. The Government has released legal advice…
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