News and media releases: legislation & regulation
New 14-day verification rules for online betting accounts
New national rules have commenced that reduce the customer verification period for new online wagering (betting) consumers from 90 days to a maximum of 14 days.
Cashless gaming commences at Victorian venues
Recent changes now enable Victorian hotels and clubs to provide cashless gaming to their customers.
Feedback sought on Victorian keno licence
The Department of Justice and Regulation is seeking the community's views on current and future keno licensing arrangements in Victoria.
Australian government completes inquiry on loot boxes
The Environment and Communications References Committee of the Australian Senate has completed its inquiry into the extent to which gaming micro-transactions for chance-based items, sometimes referred to as 'loot boxes', may be harmful.
Post-2022 gaming machine entitlements allocated
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation has updated its Entitlements Register to show hotel and club venue operators allocated entitlements to operate gaming machines from August 2022
Victorian point of consumption tax for wagering and sports betting
Victoria has passed legislation to introduce a point of consumption tax (POCT) for wagering and sports betting from 1 January 2019. The Victorian POCT will be payable by wagering and betting operators on the revenue derived from wagers and bets of customers located in Victoria.
New rules to restrict gambling advertising during online streaming of live sport
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has approved new rules restricting gambling advertising during live sport streamed online.
Commission releases review of Crown casino licence
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation has released the Sixth Review of the Casino Operator and Licence.
Feedback sought on Victorian wagering and betting licence
The Department of Justice and Regulation has released a discussion paper to seek views from industry and the community on current and future wagering and betting licensing arrangements in Victoria.
Front of mind with Louise Glanville
In this edition Louise discusses: National Reconciliation Week, gambling harm in Aboriginal communities, Love The Game, Victorian Population Gambling and Health Study, The Foundation’s third biennial conference, Gambling harm: Taking action for change, Inside Gambling.
Front of mind with Louise Glanville
In this edition Louise discusses: CALD prevention grants, the International Gambling Conference hosted in New Zealand, The Foundation's public awareness campaign 'Harm starts earlier than you think', Communications Legislation Amendment Bill submission, Love The Game.
Update on changes to EFTPOS in pokies venues
Amendments to the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 passed by the Victorian Parliament late last year include changes to the amount of money accessible by EFTPOS in hotels and clubs operating pokies and the actions staff are required to take when customers wish to withdraw cash.
Foundation attends Senate inquiry on banning of gambling advertisements during live sport
In December 2017, the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee commenced an inquiry on the Communications Legislation Amendment (Online Content Services and Other Measures) Bill 2017.
Credit betting ban for online wagering providers to commence on 17 February
Legislative amendments to commence on 17 February 2018 will ban online wagering providers, such as online bookmakers, from offering credit to Australian punters. This includes offering punters a deferred settlement facility.
New gambling harm measures to be introduced
The Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, has announced new measures to be introduced to reduce the harms from gambling.
Gambling ads to be banned near schools, roads and public transport
The Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, has announced new laws that will ban betting advertising on roads, public transport, and within 150 metres of all Victorian schools.
Gambling ministers agree to stronger online gambling protections
Commonwealth and state and territory gambling ministers recently met, for the third time, to establish a strong, consistent and best practice National Consumer Protection Framework for online wagering.
New gaming machine allocation system and tax rates announced
The Victorian government has announced further details of the post-2022 gaming machine arrangements, including the allocation and pricing of future gaming machine entitlements, and new tax arrangements to apply from August 2022.
Gambling ministers agree on stronger consumer protections for online gambling
On 27 April 2017, the Australian Government reached an in-principle agreement with state and territory gambling ministers to introduce reforms to provide stronger consumer protections for online gambling.
Australian Government announces gambling advertising ban during live sport
The Australian Government recently announced that it will introduce changes to ban gambling advertisements during live sports programs before 8.30 pm. These changes will apply on commercial television, commercial radio, subscription television, SBS and online platforms.