News and media releases: 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.
In this edition Louise discusses: The Foundation and AFL Victoria's Love The Game Round, funding opportunities for Gambling Harm Awareness Week, loot box senate inquiry, The Foundation’s third biennial conference, Gambling harm: Taking action for change.
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s acting CEO, Craig Swift, today congratulated AFL Victoria for its commitment to reducing the exposure of young people to sports betting advertising.
At the age of 21, John* had lost everything. Two years later, he’s on the way back.
AFL Hall of Famer Scott West was considered one of the hardest working and most sportsman-like of footy players. His career spanned 16 seasons and 324 games for the Western Bulldogs, winning a record seven Charlie Sutton medals as best and fairest for the club. In life, as in the game, he’s widely regarded as a bloke who tells it as it is. Here he advises young players of today – as well all young people – how to keep themselves safe, and when to make a stand.
Stigma remains a significant issue for people experiencing gambling harm, with more than 50 per cent of adults who participated in the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s 2017 community attitudes survey declaring most people would think less of a person who struggles with their gambling.
As part of AFL Victoria's commitment to address social issues affecting the community, each of these organisations will have state wide themed rounds during the 2018 season, including our very own 'Love The Game' round in July.
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.
A Guide to the Racing Industry in Australia 2016–2017 outlines the key results and statistics from the Australian thoroughbred sector.
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.
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.
The Australian Association of National Advertisers has released a self-regulatory communication code in relation to wagering advertising and marketing that will cover Australian licensed wagering operators, such as TABs and online bookmakers (often referred to in public discussion as sports betting companies).
The Australian Government has released the review into illegal offshore wagering (the O'Farrell report) and its response.
For every problem gambler in Victoria, there are three to four others who are at risk of developing problems.
New research has shown that sports betting brands appear to be highly embedded in Australian sporting community culture and are a normal part of social conversations, particularly surrounding NRL and AFL games.
Fight for the real you’ campaign participant Matt Torcasio rubbed shoulders with his sporting idols at the Collingwood Football Club Community Cup breakfast this morning.
While the proliferation of sports betting advertising is dominating the media spotlight, other aspects of gambling also need community attention.
Sportsbet, a bookmaker licensed in the Northern Territory, installed a device known as a betbox at the Eureka Stockade Hotel in East Ballarat, Victoria.
The 2008 High Court decision of Betfair Pty Limited v Western Australia had major implications for how sports betting is conducted in Australia.