Queensland Authorities to Implement Tougher Gambling Laws with Penalties of Up to AU$50 Million for Misbehaving Casino Companies

Queensland Authorities to Implement Tougher Gambling Laws with Penalties of Up to AU$50 Million for Misbehaving Casino Companies

After some controversial anti-money laundering practices have been revealed during the ongoing probe into the Star Entertainment Group in the state of New South Wales (NSW) and a number of former investigations into Crown Resorts, the Government of Queensland has decided to unveil stricter gambling legislation. Under the provisions of the tougher gambling laws, there will be monetary penalties of up to AU$50 million for operators that are found to have violated the rules. Shannon Fentiman, who is the Minister for Justice and Attorney-General, noted that the proposed changes in…

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Stricter Gambling Laws to Be Imposed in Victoria If New Legislative Proposal Gets Approved by Local Lawmakers

Stricter Gambling Laws to Be Imposed in Victoria If New Legislative Proposal Gets Approved by Local Lawmakers

A new legislative proposal made by Victorian lawmakers is seeking to see the implementation of stricter rules for the local gambling industry as part of the authorities’ efforts to tackle gambling-related harm. Under the provisions of the new regulation, the recently-established Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) is set to be empowered, as it will take over the responsibilities of the so-far existing regulator – the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGRL). This, however, applies only to the gambling regulation of the VCGRL, while the liquor regulation…

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Most British Gamblers Do Not Support Too Restrictive Approach That Would Affect Their Privacy and Freedom, New Survey Says

Most British Gamblers Do Not Support Too Restrictive Approach That Would Affect Their Privacy and Freedom, New Survey Says

The CEO of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has warned the UK Government that it risks strong disapproval if it compiles its decision on the country’s gambling regulation with the opinion of anti-gambling campaigners. Michael Dugher, who currently chairs the trade body representing the UK legal gambling sector, has shared his view on political opinion and commentaries regarding the Local Election results revealed in May. According to him, the results showed predictable mid-term problems and still, he believes that the results had not been “entirely catastrophic”, although there had…

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Analysts Call for UK Regulators to Expand the Ban on Sports Stars and Celebrity Participation to Cryptocurrency and Day Trading App Commercials

Analysts Call for UK Regulators to Expand the Ban on Sports Stars and Celebrity Participation to Cryptocurrency and Day Trading App Commercials

Some personal finance experts have claimed that the new advertising rules in the UK, as part of which the use of professional athletes and celebrities to promote gambling operators’ services has been banned, should be extended outside the lottery and gambling sector. As Casino Guardian reported at the time, at the beginning of April, the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) unveiled a decision, under which football stars, celebrities and social media influences will no longer be able to promote gambling companies’ services in the UK. The change is set to…

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EPL Football Clubs Could Be Forced to Remove Betting Companies as Shirt Sponsors amid Implementation of Stricter Online Gambling Rules

EPL Football Clubs Could Be Forced to Remove Betting Companies as Shirt Sponsors amid Implementation of Stricter Online Gambling Rules

Online casino operators in the UK will be forced to cut betting stakes to about £2, while the Premier League clubs will have to remove gambling companies as sponsors from their shirts under the latest Government restrictions that are set to be announced in June. Next month, Ministers are expected to publish the results of their review of the country’s gambling legislation following months of consideration that have been prompted by concerns that the UK gambling laws have not been serving their purposes after online gambling’s rapid increase in popularity.…

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ASA Provides More Information about Stricter Gambling Advertising Rules in the UK

ASA Provides More Information about Stricter Gambling Advertising Rules in the UK

On May 19th, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) published its Annual Report 2021. As part of it, the regulator provided some details regarding the stricter policy on gambling advertising, as well as the recently announced limitations on the use of celebrities and influencers in gambling ads, as part of its efforts to protect younger audiences in the UK. At the time when the advertising watchdog published its annual report for the past year, the Committee on Advertising Practices (CAP) revealed that British children’s viewership of advertising in general over the…

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Clinical Psychologists Says Gambling Advertising Ban in Ireland Came a Little Too Late

Clinical Psychologists Says Gambling Advertising Ban in Ireland Came a Little Too Late

An Irish psychologist recently shared that the proposals for the suspension of gambling advertising until after the watershed came about 20 years too late. Clinical psychologist Mark Smyth, who commented on some recommendations for a gambling advertising ban between 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM made by the Oireachtas Justice Committee, believes that the Irish gambling legislation changes have been proposed too late. According to estimates, about 3,500 children aged 15 and 16 in Ireland can currently be categorised as problem gamblers. In order to tackle the increasing gambling addiction rates…

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Licensed Betting Operators’ GGY Rises to £551 Million between Q3 and Q4 of 2021/2022 Financial Year

Licensed Betting Operators’ GGY Rises to £551 Million between Q3 and Q4 of 2021/2022 Financial Year

The UK gambling regulatory body has once again published information regarding the changes in Brits’ gambling behaviour linked to the easing of the Government’s coronavirus lockdown measures and the current environmental factors in the country. The watchdog has noted that such data will be published on a quarterly basis, and so will be the analysis. The latest update in the information about local residents’ gambling behaviour refers to the quarters in the financial year 2021/2022. The operator data provided by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) covers the period from March…

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Charity Organisations Call for Introduction of Mandatory Levy for the UK Gambling Industry Instead of Voluntary Contributions

Charity Organisations Call for Introduction of Mandatory Levy for the UK Gambling Industry Instead of Voluntary Contributions

Lately, the UK gambling sector has been repeatedly suffering one blow after another, as an increasing number of charity organisations and anti-gambling campaigners have been insisting that the industry should be forced to make larger contributions to tackle the possible negative effects of gambling-related harm. A recent publication by The Guardian claims that the country’s gambling industry has seen its revenue triple its size but that has not resulted in a significant increase in the monetary donations to GambleAware – the largest gambling charity in the UK seeking to actively…

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Australian Researchers Find Links between Gambling and Homelessness at an Older Age

Australian Researchers Find Links between Gambling and Homelessness at an Older Age

According to a recent study, there is a clear link between gambling and homelessness in Australia, with people over the age of 50 being particularly vulnerable. Data provided by various homelessness services across the country has revealed that older service users have been mostly affected by gambling-related harm because they gamble on a regular basis. Australians over 50 are also the fastest-growing age group of local residents who are affected by homelessness. So far, little attention has been paid to the issue, with no mention of gambling in any current…

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