Approximately 76 per cent of the bets taken by Sportsbet are on racing, with the remaining 24 per cent being on sporting or other events.

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Approximately 76 per cent of the bets taken by Sportsbet are on racing, with the remaining 24 per cent being on sporting or other events."

Transcription

1

2 Introduction Sportsbet Pty Ltd (hereafter, Sportsbet, we and our ) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission (VCEC) as part of the Commission s Inquiry into the Social and Economic Costs of Problem Gambling in Victoria (Inquiry) and related Issues Paper published by the VCEC dated July 2012 (Issues Paper). About Sportsbet Sportsbet is Australia s largest online corporate bookmaker, with over 1 million customers and an estimated 20 per cent of the Australian online wagering market. Consumers can place bets with Sportsbet on racing and sporting events, over the Internet on Sportsbet s home page, (Website) or by communicating with an operator by telephone. Sportsbet is licensed in the Northern Territory by the Northern Territory Racing Commission (NTRC). Sportsbet is wholly owned by Paddy Power plc, which is publicly listed on both the Ireland and London stock exchanges. Sportsbet employs approximately 330 staff across its Melbourne, Darwin and Sydney offices. Approximately 76 per cent of the bets taken by Sportsbet are on racing, with the remaining 24 per cent being on sporting or other events. Sportsbet wholly owns IASBet Pty Ltd, another online corporate bookmaker, which also provides wagering services in Australia, including over the Internet (www.iasbet.com). Commitment to Responsible Gambling Sportsbet supports efforts to better understand the social and economic costs of problem gambling in Victoria and if there are any outcomes which may be able to be applied more broadly. Sportsbet provides wagering services to many Victorian consumers and is committed to promoting responsible gambling. Online wagering in Australia is predominantly governed by the Interactive Gambling Act (Cth) Sportsbet is concerned that if the Act is not amended to take account of significant technological changes which have occurred since the Act was enacted, the level of problem gambling in Australia will increase as more Australians gamble money through unregulated foreign websites, rather than reputable, licensed Australian-based websites which have stringent responsible gambling measures in place to minimise the risk of problem gambling among customers as well as manage funds wagered by consumers. Sportsbet is cognisant of the negative impact that problem gambling may have on individuals and their families, employers, governments and community organisations more broadly. While Sportsbet does not shy away from this fact, we consider that it is important that the Commission does not lose sight of the fact that the evidence demonstrates that the prevalence of problem gambling in Australia is relatively low. The Victorian Department of Justice survey in 2008 referred 2

3 to in Part 2.3 of the Issues Paper estimated that 0.7 percent of Victorian adults are problem gamblers. Sportsbet subscribes to the NT Code of Practice for Responsible Gambling (Code). The Code has been developed by the Responsible Gambling Advisory Committee which comprises representatives from, among others, Amity Community Services, Anglicare Top End, Salvation Army and industry. The Code represents a commitment by NT licensees to best practice in the provision of responsible gambling. The Code deals with the fundamental responsible gambling practices including: a) Training of key personnel in relation to the provision of responsible gambling services; b) Provision of information to the public about responsible gambling and the potential risks associated with gambling and where to get help for problem gambling; c) Strategies to ensure minors are prohibited from gambling and not induced to gamble; d) The option to customers to self-exclude themselves from the gambling venue/site; and e) Advertising and promotion in an honest and responsible manner with consideration given to the potential impact on people adversely affected by gambling (including compliance with the Advertising Code of Ethics). Benefits of Wagering/Gambling Further, while the Commission has not been asked to examine the benefits of wagering and gambling, it should be recognised that there are numerous benefits for Australians by permitted Australian-based websites to offer legalised and regulated online gambling products including:. Consumer protection Providing consumers with the opportunity to gamble online with highly regulated Australian operators who have stringent harm minimisation measures in place. Enjoyment Gambling is an enjoyable pursuit for the vast majority of those who participate. Financial contribution - As recognised in the Issues Paper, the State, Territory and Commonwealth Governments receive considerable financial benefit from the licensing and taxation of the gambling industry which is channelled back into the community. Australian companies in the gambling industry also create many thousands of jobs in Victoria. Support for racing and sporting codes Over the last 5 years, Sportsbet has contributed more than $50 million in product fees to Australian racing and sporting bodies. Improved integrity Wagering operators such as Sportsbet have integrity agreements with all major racing and sporting bodies on which they offer wagering products. These agreements facilitate the capturing and sharing of information with the codes where necessary to protect integrity. 3

4 Sportsbet s Responsible Gambling Measures 1. Account-based betting All bets placed by Sportsbet s members are done through registered online accounts which facilitate a variety of controls for responsible gambling, which is not possible with cash-based retail betting or on land-based gaming machines (electronic gaming machines). These include: Customers can set a daily spend limit when opening an account or update this at any time subject to a 24-hour cooling off period before a second change to increase a betting limit; Customers can self-exclude for various periods of time; and Individual customer activity can be monitored by trained staff. 2. Identification verification and minors Sportsbet is committed to ensuring that individual s under the age of 18 years are not able to access our wagering services. We take our responsibility to promptly and accurately verify the identity of our customers seriously. Currently, in line with anti-money laundering legislation, we verify customer s accounts within 90 days. There are two methods which customers can use to verify their identity: using online service providers who access a variety of databases to verify customers identities; and by providing physical copies of certified identification documents in order to satisfy the 100 points of identification requirement. Customers who are unsuccessful with online verification must provide physical copies of certified ID documents to Sportsbet. 3. Account limits and self-exclusion Sportsbet members can allocate a maximum amount that can be deposited into their betting account for a nominated period (e.g., day, week or month). Any deposits that are made that may cause the limit to be exceeded will be denied. Sportsbet has in place self-exclusion provisions for up to five years. The key features of these provisions are: a) Sportsbet provides the relevant customers with information regarding available problem gambling counselling and assistance services; b) Customers are not able to remove or void any suspension once it is in place; c) If the customer attempts to set up an alternate account, system controls will prevent them joining as a member while the self-exclusion is in force; and d) Following the expiry of the self-exclusion period, the member must provide written authority to re-activate their account. 4

5 4. Spend tracking facilities Sportsbet enables customers to track their wagering spend via their account statements, which ensure that customers can readily access this information in order to monitor their wagering activities and spend to ensure it is within their limits. This is a significant point of difference from retail wagering and gambling on electronic gaming machines. 5. Responsible gambling messages Sportsbet provide prominent information regarding responsible gambling on our website and contact details of problem gambling services. This information is intended to ensure that customers can easily access this information in order to assess their own circumstances. 6. Responsible gambling advertising practices Sportsbet is committed to complying with the Australian Association of National Advertisers Code of Ethics and other applicable State and Territory responsible gambling advertising practices and guidelines. For instance, Sportsbet s advertising and promotions are performed in a manner which, among others: does not give the impression that gambling is a reasonable strategy for financial betterment; is not implicitly or explicitly directed at minors or vulnerable or disadvantaged groups; and does not depict or promote the consumption of alcohol while engaged in the activity of gambling. Proposed Additional Responsible Gambling Measures In addition to the extensive responsible gambling measures Sportsbet already has in place, Sportsbet advocates the adoption of a national approach to responsible gambling through the establishment of: A National Gambling Council; and A National Problem Gambling Register. National Gambling Council Sportsbet is supportive of the establishment of a National Gambling Council which would have the following key responsibilities: Establishment of a national set of harm minimisation standards covering responsible gambling, advertising, licensing requirements, and probity standards. State-based regulators would then work within this framework; Undertake comprehensive and robust Annual National Problem Gambling Prevalence Surveys into problem gambling including: o assessing the impact of the growth in online gambling on the prevalence of problem gambling; 5

6 o determining the impact on youth of the prominence of gambling services on social media such as Facebook and Twitter; and o researching the most effective forms of harm minimisation for use by gambling service provides governments, the community and counselling services. Establish a comprehensive education program for use in schools and the broader community focused on educating individuals about how to gamble responsibly; Monitor compliance with the national regulatory framework; and Monitor for and prosecute unlicensed overseas gambling operators who advertise on Australian media. National Problem Gambler Register Currently, Sportsbet s customers have the ability to self-exclude or set deposit limits (voluntary precommitment) so that they may appropriately control their wagering activity. However these limits and exclusions are only effective in limiting and preventing wagering on Sportsbet s Website and IASbet.com. No other gambling provider has access to this information and so the customer is free to gamble elsewhere free of these self-imposed restrictions. Sportsbet believes that a National Problem Gambler Register should be established. Any customer who self excludes or sets limits on their activity with a licensed Australian gambling operator would be recorded on this Register. All gambling operators would then be required to check new customer applications against this Register and also periodically check their existing customer database against this Register. Any identity matches would result in a rejection of new application or suspension of an existing account. All licensed operators would be required to have IT systems with adequate sophistication to enforce this process. This mechanism is currently used in conjunction with a number of sporting bodies where there is a requirement for wagering operators to exclude anyone considered an insider in relation to a particular sporting competition from placing a bet on that competition (eg. AFL players, officials etc cannot bet on AFL related markets). Regulatory Costs on Business In Part 5.6 of the Issues Paper, the Commission poses the question about whether regulatory costs imposed on business should be included in its analysis of the social and economic costs associated with problem gambling in Victoria. This is a complex question involving a multitude of factors. However, Sportsbet is of the view that the cost to our business (and wider industry) of having stringent responsible gambling measures in place should not be included in data which quantifies the social and economic cost of problem gambling in Victoria. As with many businesses, Sportsbet strives to be a responsible corporate citizen with a sustainable business model and implementing these measures is an integral part of this. Conclusion Sportsbet is pleased to provide this submission for consideration and is available to meet with the Commission should the Commission wish to as part of its consultation process. 6

SPORTSBET PTY LTD SUBMISSION TO THE NEW SOUTH WALES LAW REFORM COMMISSION S CONSULTATION PAPER INTO CHEATING AT GAMBLING

SPORTSBET PTY LTD SUBMISSION TO THE NEW SOUTH WALES LAW REFORM COMMISSION S CONSULTATION PAPER INTO CHEATING AT GAMBLING SPORTSBET PTY LTD SUBMISSION TO THE NEW SOUTH WALES LAW REFORM COMMISSION S CONSULTATION PAPER INTO CHEATING AT GAMBLING 6 MAY 2011 CONTENTS ABOUT SPORTSBET 3 NEED FOR AN INDEPENDENT WAGERING BODY 4 ALL

More information

Northern Territory Code of Practice for Responsible Gambling

Northern Territory Code of Practice for Responsible Gambling Northern Territory Code of Practice for Responsible Gambling Table of contents Statement... 1 Objective... 1 What is responsible gambling?... 1 What is problem gambling?... 1 Expected outcomes... 1 The

More information

Northern Territory. Code of Practice For Responsible Gambling

Northern Territory. Code of Practice For Responsible Gambling Northern Territory Code of Practice For Responsible Gambling 2 Statement This Code of Practice reflects a partnership between Northern Territory gambling providers, Government, regulators and counseling

More information

Northern Territory Code of Practice for Responsible Online Gambling

Northern Territory Code of Practice for Responsible Online Gambling Northern Territory Code of Practice for Responsible Online Gambling Table of contents Statement... 4 Objective... 4 What is responsible gambling?... 4 What is problem gambling?... 4 Cultural and geographic

More information

Submission of Sportsbet Pty Ltd. Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform

Submission of Sportsbet Pty Ltd. Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform Submission of Sportsbet Pty Ltd Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform Inquiry into the advertising and promotion of gambling services in sport 19 March 2013 1 1. Executive Summary Online

More information

Australian Hotels Association

Australian Hotels Association Australian Hotels Association Submission to the Inquiry into the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015 Submission uploaded to https://senate.aph.gov.au/submissions/pages/logon.aspx.

More information

Code of Practice. Queensland responsible gambling Code of Practice. Section I V4.1 2015

Code of Practice. Queensland responsible gambling Code of Practice. Section I V4.1 2015 Department of Justice and Attorney-General Queensland responsible gambling Code of Practice Section I V4.1 2015 Code of Practice Produced by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General www.business.qld.gov.au/liquor-gaming

More information

Responsible Gambling Manual

Responsible Gambling Manual Responsible Gambling Manual Think of the people who need your support. Gamble responsibly. Mission statement Luxbet believes that industry, government and the community have a shared responsibility to

More information

Code of Practice. September 2012 Version 4. Queensland Responsible Gambling. Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation www.olgr.qld.gov.

Code of Practice. September 2012 Version 4. Queensland Responsible Gambling. Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation www.olgr.qld.gov. Queensland Responsible Gambling Introduction... 2 Rationale...2 What is responsible gambling?...2 What is problem gambling?...2 Guiding principle...2 Outcomes...2 Accountability and review...3 Cultural

More information

COALITION OF MAJOR PROFESSIONAL & PARTICIPATION SPORTS SUBMISSION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

COALITION OF MAJOR PROFESSIONAL & PARTICIPATION SPORTS SUBMISSION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY COALITION OF MAJOR PROFESSIONAL & PARTICIPATION SPORTS SUBMISSION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY REVIEW OF THE INTERACTIVE GAMBLING ACT 2001 2 INTRODUCTION The Coalition

More information

South Australian Taxation Review

South Australian Taxation Review SUBMISSION South Australian Taxation Review April 2015 Australian Wagering Council A: Level 12, 95 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000 P: +61 2 8079 5204 E: admin@australianwageringcouncil.com www.australianwageringcouncil.com

More information

Problem Gambling A Regulator s Challenge? Success or Failure?

Problem Gambling A Regulator s Challenge? Success or Failure? Problem Gambling A Regulator s Challenge? Success or Failure? Outline 1. Current Situation:- Pathological and Problem Gambling in Singapore 2. Overview of Social Safeguard Measures 3. The Singapore Experience

More information

G4 Responsible Casino Code of Practice Version G02/20130214

G4 Responsible Casino Code of Practice Version G02/20130214 G4 Responsible Casino Code of Practice Version G02/20130214 1 Index Introduction 1. Casino Code of Practice page 3 2. Casino Company s Mission Statement page 3 3. Corporate Standards page 4 3.1 Licensing

More information

BETFAIR AUSTRALASIA SUBMISSION TO THE PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION INQUIRY INTO GAMBLING - 2009

BETFAIR AUSTRALASIA SUBMISSION TO THE PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION INQUIRY INTO GAMBLING - 2009 BETFAIR AUSTRALASIA SUBMISSION TO THE PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION INQUIRY INTO GAMBLING - 2009 1 Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY... 3 INTRODUCTION... 5 WAGERING REGULATION AND PROBLEM GAMBLING... 7 Probity...

More information

Norths Group - Responsible Conduct of Gaming Policy

Norths Group - Responsible Conduct of Gaming Policy Norths Group - Responsible Conduct of Gaming Policy Intention norths, The Greens North Sydney and seagulls acknowledges that most people participate in gambling activities for the purposes of entertainment

More information

Social Responsibility Code

Social Responsibility Code RGA Remote Gambling Association Social Responsibility Code RGA 1. The RGA is committed to the encouragement of: high standards of probity and integrity within the betting and gaming industry, both for

More information

ONLINE WAGERING IN AUSTRALIA NAGS CONFERENCE GOLD COAST NOVEMBER 2014

ONLINE WAGERING IN AUSTRALIA NAGS CONFERENCE GOLD COAST NOVEMBER 2014 ONLINE WAGERING IN AUSTRALIA NAGS CONFERENCE GOLD COAST NOVEMBER 2014 AWC members are Australian licensed & operated wagering service providers who offer online wagering Products offered by AWC members

More information

G4 Responsible e-gambling Code of Practice Version G02/20130214

G4 Responsible e-gambling Code of Practice Version G02/20130214 G4 Responsible e-gambling Code of Practice Version G02/20130214 1 Index Introduction 1. Responsible e-gambling Code of Practice page 3 2. e-gambling Company s Mission Statement page 3 3. Corporate Standards

More information

Impact of illegal offshore wagering

Impact of illegal offshore wagering Impact of illegal offshore wagering Clubs Australia Submission November 2015 Executive Summary Clubs Australia has a strong interest in ensuring a properly regulated gambling sector across all modes of

More information

Submission by. Tatts Lotteries. to the. Productivity Commission s Inquiry into Australia s Gambling Industries. March 2009

Submission by. Tatts Lotteries. to the. Productivity Commission s Inquiry into Australia s Gambling Industries. March 2009 Submission by Tatts Lotteries to the Productivity Commission s Inquiry into Australia s Gambling Industries March 2009 Tatts Lotteries is a business unit of Tatts Group Limited and this submission is related

More information

RESPONSE TO THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT GAMBLING AUTHORITY S REQUEST FOR COMMENT ON DRAFT NUMBER 2 OF THE GAMBLING CODE OF PRACTICE 2013.

RESPONSE TO THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT GAMBLING AUTHORITY S REQUEST FOR COMMENT ON DRAFT NUMBER 2 OF THE GAMBLING CODE OF PRACTICE 2013. RESPONSE TO THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT GAMBLING AUTHORITY S REQUEST FOR COMMENT ON DRAFT NUMBER 2 OF THE GAMBLING CODE OF PRACTICE 2013. 19 SEPTEMBER 2013 2 Background COMPPS COMPPS consists of the

More information

The Coalition s Policy to Help Problem Gamblers

The Coalition s Policy to Help Problem Gamblers 1 Our Plan Real Solutions for all Australians The direction, values and policy priorities of the next Coalition Government. The Coalition s Policy to Help Problem Gamblers August 2013 Our Plan s Real Solution

More information

BCLC Submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Bill C-290

BCLC Submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Bill C-290 BCLC Submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Bill C-290 OCTOBER 22, 2012 Summary of submission: This submission is presented by British Columbia Lottery Corporation

More information

Internet Gambling. Mr David Ohlson Lasseters On-Line NT

Internet Gambling. Mr David Ohlson Lasseters On-Line NT Internet Gambling Mr David Ohlson Lasseters On-Line NT Paper presented at the 2 nd National Gambling Regulation Conference, convened by the Australian Institute of Criminology in conjunction with the Australian

More information

Submission by Sportsbet Pty Ltd. to the. Review of the Australian Communications and Media Authority

Submission by Sportsbet Pty Ltd. to the. Review of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Submission by Sportsbet Pty Ltd to the Review of the Australian Communications and Media Authority August 2015 Executive Summary Sportsbet welcomes the review by the Department of Communications (Department)

More information

Tuesday 17 November 2015. The Honourable Barry O Farrell Chair Review of the Impact of Illegal Offshore Wagering. Dear Mr O Farrell,

Tuesday 17 November 2015. The Honourable Barry O Farrell Chair Review of the Impact of Illegal Offshore Wagering. Dear Mr O Farrell, Tuesday 17 November 2015 The Honourable Barry O Farrell Chair Review of the Impact of Illegal Offshore Wagering Dear Mr O Farrell, The Digital Industry Group Incorporated (DIGI) welcomes the opportunity

More information

ACT GAMBLING AND RACING COMMISSION

ACT GAMBLING AND RACING COMMISSION ACT GAMBLING AND RACING COMMISSION Review of the Gambling and Racing Control (Code of Practice) Regulation 2002 Paper October 2012 Contents 1. Introduction... 3 2. Scope of the Review... 4 3. Requirements

More information

Review of the Electronic Gaming Machine, Club Keno and Wagering Licences and Funding Arrangements for the Racing Industry Post-2012

Review of the Electronic Gaming Machine, Club Keno and Wagering Licences and Funding Arrangements for the Racing Industry Post-2012 Review of the Electronic Gaming Machine, Club Keno and Wagering Licences and Funding Arrangements for the Racing Industry Post-2012 Funding Arrangements for the Racing Industry Post-2012 Issues Paper Gambling

More information

Tabcorp Wagering (VIC) Pty Ltd

Tabcorp Wagering (VIC) Pty Ltd Tabcorp Wagering (VIC) Pty Ltd Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct Approved 3 April 2014 1 CONTENTS Responsible Gambling Mission Statement... 3 1. About Tabcorp... 4 2. Tabcorp Wagering Responsible Gambling

More information

Australian Hotels Association

Australian Hotels Association Australian Hotels Association Submission to the Review into Illegal Offshore Wagering wageringreview@dss.gov.au Monday 16 November 2015 Contact: Stephen Ferguson AHA National CEO PO Box 4286 MANUKA ACT

More information

Gambling-related harm

Gambling-related harm Gambling-related harm A Position Statement prepared for the Australian Psychological Society By the APS Public Interest Team 1. Introduction The aim of this statement is to provide an overview of gambling-related

More information

Information Sheet: Responsible Gambling in Australian Casinos

Information Sheet: Responsible Gambling in Australian Casinos InformationSheet:ResponsibleGamblinginAustralianCasinos TheAustralasianCasinoAssociationcommissionedGamblingComplianceLtdtoproducean executiveanalysisoftheresponsiblegamblinginitiativesthathavebeenimplementedbyaustralian

More information

SUBMISSION TO AUSTRALIAN TAXATION REVIEW COMMITTEE. Better Tax - Wagering Reform Proposal. Nationals Senator, Bridget McKenzie

SUBMISSION TO AUSTRALIAN TAXATION REVIEW COMMITTEE. Better Tax - Wagering Reform Proposal. Nationals Senator, Bridget McKenzie SUBMISSION TO AUSTRALIAN TAXATION REVIEW COMMITTEE Better Tax - Wagering Reform Proposal Nationals Senator, Bridget McKenzie 1. GENERAL SUBMISSION The Better Tax Discussion Paper invites submissions on

More information

Review of the Impact of Illegal Offshore Wagering

Review of the Impact of Illegal Offshore Wagering SUBMISSION Review of the Impact of Illegal Offshore Wagering November 2015 Australian Wagering Council A: Level 12, 95 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000 P: +61 2 8079 5204 E: admin@australianwageringcouncil.com

More information

SUBMISSION. March 2014

SUBMISSION. March 2014 SUBMISSION QLD Criminal Code (Cheating at Gambling) Amendment Bill 2013 March 2014 Australian Wagering Council A: Level 12, 95 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000 P: +61 2 8079 5204 E: admin@australianwageringcouncil.com

More information

Communications Law Centre, UTS. Submission to draft Commercial Radio Code of Practice 9- Promotion of Live Odds in Sports Coverage

Communications Law Centre, UTS. Submission to draft Commercial Radio Code of Practice 9- Promotion of Live Odds in Sports Coverage Communications Law Centre, UTS Submission to draft Commercial Radio Code of Practice 9- Promotion of Live Odds in Sports Coverage 21/12/2012 Table of Contents Executive Summary... 1 1. Introduction...

More information

Chairman Frank, Members of the Committee, the Isle of Man Government welcomes the opportunity to submit written testimony to your Committee.

Chairman Frank, Members of the Committee, the Isle of Man Government welcomes the opportunity to submit written testimony to your Committee. House Financial Services Committee Hearing Can Internet Gambling be Effectively Regulated to Protect Consumers and the Payments Systems June 8, 2007 Statement for the Hearing Record Submitted by Mary Williams,

More information

Producing a TVC promoting Gambling and Gaming - applicable to interactive gambling, wagering, casinos and gaming machines

Producing a TVC promoting Gambling and Gaming - applicable to interactive gambling, wagering, casinos and gaming machines INFORMATION SHEET Producing a TVC promoting Gambling and Gaming - applicable to interactive gambling, wagering, casinos and gaming machines Commercials promoting gambling and gaming must comply with the

More information

RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING CODE OF CONDUCT FOR [ NAME OF GAMING VENUE]

RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING CODE OF CONDUCT FOR [ NAME OF GAMING VENUE] RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING CODE OF CONDUCT FOR [ NAME OF GAMING VENUE] OCTOBER 2011 Version 1 Victorian Gaming Venue Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct 1 Table of Contents 1. INTERPRETATIONS... 3 2. RESPONSIBLE

More information

Online Gambling. The main forms of online gambling are online wagering and online gaming.

Online Gambling. The main forms of online gambling are online wagering and online gaming. Online Gambling The main forms of online gambling are online wagering and online gaming. Online wagering is comprised of betting on racing (thoroughbred, harness and dog), sports betting (such as the outcome

More information

Pokies, Punters and Policy: What is to be done to tackle problem gambling?

Pokies, Punters and Policy: What is to be done to tackle problem gambling? Pokies, Punters and Policy: What is to be done to tackle problem gambling? An Australian Overview The Asia Pacific Conference on Gambling and Commercial Gaming Research November 5-8, 2012 Macao What is

More information

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2012

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2012 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2012 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2012 Alan Jackson Chairman New Zealand Racing Board Financial highlights 2011 2012 Betting turnover $1.533b $1.622b Net betting revenue $228m $238m Operating

More information

Social Responsibility Policies and Procedures for Racecourse Bookmakers and Staff

Social Responsibility Policies and Procedures for Racecourse Bookmakers and Staff Social Responsibility Policies and Procedures for Racecourse Bookmakers and Staff Our aims Most racegoers enjoy having a bet at the races. A few, however, allow their gambling to become out of control.

More information

Submission by Greyhounds Australasia to the Inquiry into interactive and online gambling and gambling advertising

Submission by Greyhounds Australasia to the Inquiry into interactive and online gambling and gambling advertising Sandown Greyhound Racing Complex Lightwood Road Springvale 3171 Telephone: (03) 9548 3500 Facsimile: (03) 9548 3488 Email: admin@galtd.org.au Submission by Greyhounds Australasia to the Inquiry into interactive

More information

Submission by. Sportsbet Pty Ltd. to the. Review of the. Impact of Illegal Offshore Wagering

Submission by. Sportsbet Pty Ltd. to the. Review of the. Impact of Illegal Offshore Wagering Submission by Sportsbet Pty Ltd to the Review of the Impact of Illegal Offshore Wagering Addressing the serious adverse impacts of Australians wagering with, and being targeted by, illegal offshore wagering

More information

Online Gambling: The State of Play

Online Gambling: The State of Play Online Gambling: The State of Play EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Rapid expansion of internet technologies, combined with the increasing availability and accessibility of online or interactive gambling present some

More information

INFORMATION NOTE. Regulation of gambling-related advertisements in public areas

INFORMATION NOTE. Regulation of gambling-related advertisements in public areas INFORMATION NOTE Regulation of gambling-related advertisements in public areas 1. Background 1.1 This information note aims to provide the Panel on Home Affairs ("the Panel") with information on the regulation

More information

Sports Bookmaker Licence

Sports Bookmaker Licence Sports Bookmaker Licence Schedule Containing Conditions for the Licence for the Conducting of the Business of a Sports Bookmaker issued to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX General: 1. The Sports Bookmaker must conduct

More information

BETFAIR AUSTRALIA SUBMISSION TO THE NSW LAW REFORM COMMISSION REVIEW INTO CHEATING AND GAMBLING 14 FEBRUARY 2011

BETFAIR AUSTRALIA SUBMISSION TO THE NSW LAW REFORM COMMISSION REVIEW INTO CHEATING AND GAMBLING 14 FEBRUARY 2011 BETFAIR AUSTRALIA SUBMISSION TO THE NSW LAW REFORM COMMISSION REVIEW INTO CHEATING AND GAMBLING 14 FEBRUARY 2011 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION...3 BETFAIR S COMMITMENT TO INTEGRITY...3 ACCOUNT-BASED BETTING...4

More information

Tatts Lotteries Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct. Australian Capital Territory

Tatts Lotteries Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct. Australian Capital Territory Tatts Lotteries Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct Australian Capital Territory Introduction Tatts Lotteries Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct ACT Tattersall s Sweeps Pty Ltd (Tatts), Golden Casket

More information

ACT GAMBLING AND RACING COMMISSION

ACT GAMBLING AND RACING COMMISSION ACT GAMBLING AND RACING COMMISSION Discussion Paper Promotions & Inducements under the Gambling and Racing Control (Code of Practice) Regulation 2002 November 2015 Contents 1. Purpose... 3 2. Introduction...

More information

ACCOUNT APPLICATION FORM & IDENTIFICATION FORM

ACCOUNT APPLICATION FORM & IDENTIFICATION FORM ACCOUNT APPLICATION FORM & IDENTIFICATION FORM This form may be used to apply for a new Account or to verify the identity of an existing Provisional account holder. INSTRUCTIONS Please complete Section

More information

TABCORP Wagering Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct

TABCORP Wagering Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct TABCORP Wagering Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct Approved by the VCGLR 26 March 2012 1 CONTENTS Responsible Gambling Message... 3 1. About Tabcorp... 4 2. Tabcorp Wagering Responsible Gambling Code

More information

Senate inquiry into Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015: Submission by bet365

Senate inquiry into Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015: Submission by bet365 Senate inquiry into Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015: Submission by bet365 12 February 2016 1. Executive Summary 1.1 bet365 is the largest online wagering company in the

More information

Submission by Free TV Australia

Submission by Free TV Australia Submission by Free TV Australia Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015 12 February 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE

More information

Venue Name. Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct

Venue Name. Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct Venue Name Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct March 2009 Version 1.1 Victorian Gaming Industry Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct v 1.1 page 1 of 13 EGM/Keno Gaming Venue Responsible Gambling Code

More information

Review of the Impact of Illegal Offshore Wagering

Review of the Impact of Illegal Offshore Wagering SUBMISSION Review of the Impact of Illegal Offshore Wagering November 2015 Australian Wagering Council A: Level 12, 95 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000 P: +61 2 8079 5204 E: admin@australianwageringcouncil.com

More information

RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF GAMING POSITION STATEMENT

RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF GAMING POSITION STATEMENT RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF GAMING POSITION STATEMENT OCTOBER 2013 Gambling and Racing Control (Code of Practice) Regulation 2002 CANBERRA SOUTHERN CROSS CLUB POSITION STATEMENT Code Requirement Licensee Requirement

More information

Public Health Association of Australia: Policy-at-a-glance Gambling & Health Policy

Public Health Association of Australia: Policy-at-a-glance Gambling & Health Policy Public Health Association of Australia: Policy-at-a-glance Gambling & Health Policy This policy should be read in conjunction with existing PHAA Gambling Industry policy Key message: Summary: Audience:

More information

CRIME PROFILE SERIES ORGANISED CRIME IN PROFESSIONAL SPORT

CRIME PROFILE SERIES ORGANISED CRIME IN PROFESSIONAL SPORT Threats to the integrity of professional sport in Australia Organised criminal groups currently have a limited presence in professional sports in Australia. However, there are vulnerabilities within the

More information

Venue Name. Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct

Venue Name. Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct Venue Name Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct March 2009 Version 1.1 Victorian Gaming Industry Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct v 1.1 page 1 of 13 EGM/Keno Gaming Venue Responsible Gambling Code

More information

Online wagering and gaming in the Digital Economy

Online wagering and gaming in the Digital Economy Online wagering and gaming in the Digital Economy 1 01. Key Definitions Online wagering Betting on: Racing Sport Online gaming Poker Casino 14% table games Lotto Bingo Keno Games of skill 86% Gaming machines

More information

EGBA Standards benchmark study Overview

EGBA Standards benchmark study Overview EGBA Standards benchmark study Overview I. EGBA AND RESPONSIBLE GAMING 2 II. OBJECTIVE OF BENCHMARK STUDY 2 III. METHODOLOGY 3 IV. GENERAL FINDINGS 4 1. PRACTICES MATCHING OR EXCEEDING MONOPOLY PRACTICES

More information

Responsible Gambling Mandatory Code of Practice for Tasmania APRIL 2011 GUIDELINE

Responsible Gambling Mandatory Code of Practice for Tasmania APRIL 2011 GUIDELINE GUIDELINE Publishers Advertising Advisory Bureau AUSTRALIA To promote, protect and further the interest of its publisher members; to encourage high standards of advertising and to provide an advisory service

More information

Racing Administration Regulation 2012

Racing Administration Regulation 2012 New South Wales under the Racing Administration Act 1998 Her Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has made the following Regulation under the Racing Administration Act 1998.

More information

POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR THE REGULATION OF INTERNET GAMBLING

POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR THE REGULATION OF INTERNET GAMBLING POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR THE REGULATION OF INTERNET GAMBLING Adopted by the NCLGS Executive Committee on January 10, 2015. Recognizing both the threats and opportunities posed by new technologies and Internet

More information

The Diamond Creek Tavern. Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct. Version 1.1

The Diamond Creek Tavern. Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct. Version 1.1 The Diamond Creek Tavern Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct 2012 Version 1.1 The Diamond Creek Tavern Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct 1. Responsible Gambling Message This venue will provide the

More information

Sports Betting in the United Kingdom

Sports Betting in the United Kingdom Sports Betting in the United Kingdom Symposium Glücksspiel 2010 Forschungsstelle Glücksspiel, Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart 11 und 12 März 2010 Alan Littler a.d.littler@uvt.nl Tilburg Law and Economics

More information

COMPPS RESPONSE TO INQUIRY INTO THE ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION OF GAMBLING SERVICES IN SPORT SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE ON GAMBLING REFORM

COMPPS RESPONSE TO INQUIRY INTO THE ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION OF GAMBLING SERVICES IN SPORT SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE ON GAMBLING REFORM COMPPS RESPONSE TO INQUIRY INTO THE ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION OF GAMBLING SERVICES IN SPORT SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE ON GAMBLING REFORM 1 MARCH 2013 2 Background COMPPS COMPPS consists of

More information

Federal Government Tax Discussion Paper

Federal Government Tax Discussion Paper SUBMISSION Federal Government Tax Discussion Paper May 2015 Australian Wagering Council A: Level 12, 95 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000 P: +61 2 8079 5204 E: admin@australianwageringcouncil.com www.australianwageringcouncil.com

More information

COMPLIANCE FRAMEWORK AND REPORTING GUIDELINES

COMPLIANCE FRAMEWORK AND REPORTING GUIDELINES COMPLIANCE FRAMEWORK AND REPORTING GUIDELINES DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION June 2015 38 Cavenagh Street DARWIN NT 0800 Postal Address GPO Box 915 DARWIN NT 0801 Email: utilities.commission@nt.gov.au Website:

More information

Gambling Protections and Controls. April 2014

Gambling Protections and Controls. April 2014 Gambling Protections and Controls April 2014 Foreword The 2005 Gambling Act was introduced by the then Government with the aim of liberalising the gambling market in Great Britain. Nearly seven years on

More information

Review of Illegal Offshore Wagering: Submission by bet365

Review of Illegal Offshore Wagering: Submission by bet365 Review of Illegal Offshore Wagering: Submission by bet365 Key Contacts: Daniel Moran Jon Moss Chief Executive Officer, Australia International Development Manager 15 November 2015 1. Executive Summary

More information

Responsible Conduct of Gambling

Responsible Conduct of Gambling August 2012 v1.1 Responsible Conduct of Gambling Student manual Responsible conduct of gambling course The course has been designed to satisfy the requirements of clause 59 of the Gaming Machines Regulation

More information

INTERNET GAMING MRS. AMINA MAKNOON DIRECTOR OF LEGAL SERVICES BETTING GAMING AND LOTTERIES COMMISSION

INTERNET GAMING MRS. AMINA MAKNOON DIRECTOR OF LEGAL SERVICES BETTING GAMING AND LOTTERIES COMMISSION INTERNET GAMING MRS. AMINA MAKNOON DIRECTOR OF LEGAL SERVICES BETTING GAMING AND LOTTERIES COMMISSION What is Internet Gaming? The term internet gaming is often used interchangeably with internet or online

More information

Luxbet CASH OUT TERMS AND CONDITIONS ( Luxbet Cash Out T&Cs )

Luxbet CASH OUT TERMS AND CONDITIONS ( Luxbet Cash Out T&Cs ) Luxbet CASH OUT TERMS AND CONDITIONS ( Luxbet Cash Out T&Cs ) 1. WHAT IS LUXBET CASH OUT AND HOW DO I USE IT? 1.1 What is Luxbet Cash Out? Luxbet Cash Out is a function that allows Eligible Participants

More information

Research Services. Harm Minimisation, Sports Integrity & Emerging International Practices in Online Gambling Regulation

Research Services. Harm Minimisation, Sports Integrity & Emerging International Practices in Online Gambling Regulation Research Services Harm Minimisation, Sports Integrity & Emerging International Practices in Online Gambling Regulation A Benchmarking Study Comparing Australia s Online Gambling Regulations to Leading

More information

Northern Territory Racing Commission. Reasons for Decision

Northern Territory Racing Commission. Reasons for Decision Northern Territory Racing Commission Reasons for Decision Applicant: Respondent: Proceedings: Heard Before: Appearances: Mr M Betstar Dispute Relating to Betting Section 85 of the Racing and Betting Act

More information

Developing a population approach to gambling: Health issues. December 2010

Developing a population approach to gambling: Health issues. December 2010 Developing a population approach to gambling: Health issues December 2010 The (IPH) has developed this briefing paper to inform reviews of gambling legislation in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

More information

Best practice guidelines for the implementation of Responsible Gambling Codes of Conduct and Self-Exclusion Programs

Best practice guidelines for the implementation of Responsible Gambling Codes of Conduct and Self-Exclusion Programs Best practice guidelines for the implementation of Responsible Gambling Codes of Conduct and Self-Exclusion Programs A VCGR Responsible Gambling publication Background The Victorian Government has enacted

More information

GAMBLING LAW & REGULATION

GAMBLING LAW & REGULATION GAMBLING LAW & REGULATION Recent developments in Australian gambling law December 2011 Level 12 60 Carrington Street SYDNEY NSW 2000 DX 262 SYDNEY Tel +61 2 8915 1000 Fax +61 2 8916 2000 www.addisonslawyers.com.au

More information

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission: Regulatory Approach Statement

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission: Regulatory Approach Statement Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission: Regulatory Approach Statement This statement sets out the regulatory approach of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). It

More information

Gambling Guidelines Best practice for the implementation of Responsible Gambling Codes of Conduct and Self Exclusion Programs

Gambling Guidelines Best practice for the implementation of Responsible Gambling Codes of Conduct and Self Exclusion Programs MAY 2012 Gambling Guidelines Best practice for the implementation of Responsible Gambling Codes of Conduct and Self Exclusion Programs Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation Background

More information

Gambling revenue. 10.1 Gambling revenue and taxation

Gambling revenue. 10.1 Gambling revenue and taxation Gambling revenue TECHNICAL PAPER 1 The gambling industry is subject to the Australian Government s GST, as well as a wide range of State taxes, license fees and levies. This paper focuses on State Government

More information

Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club. Privacy Policy

Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club. Privacy Policy Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club Privacy Policy APRIL 2014 1 P age Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club Ltd (the 16s ) respects your right to privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. This

More information

Changes to Interactive Gambling Regulation? It is Anyone s Bet

Changes to Interactive Gambling Regulation? It is Anyone s Bet Changes to Interactive Gambling Regulation? It is Anyone s Bet Niranjan Arasaratnam and a team of lawyers from the Allens TMT practice group take a look at proposed changes to interactive gambling laws.

More information

Executive Summary. About Sportsbet. Interactive Gambling Act. Sportsbet Pty Ltd Submission

Executive Summary. About Sportsbet. Interactive Gambling Act. Sportsbet Pty Ltd Submission Sportsbet Pty Ltd Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform Inquiry into the Prevalence of Interactive andd Online Gambling in Australi ia and Gamblin ng Advertising Table of Contents

More information

Local Government and Regeneration Committee. Fixed odds betting terminals. Summary of written submissions

Local Government and Regeneration Committee. Fixed odds betting terminals. Summary of written submissions Introduction Local Government and Regeneration Committee Fixed odds betting terminals Summary of written submissions On 8 July 2015 the Committee launched a call for written evidence on the proposed devolution

More information

A National Snapshot of Harm Minimisation Strategies

A National Snapshot of Harm Minimisation Strategies A National Snapshot of Introduction State and Territory Governments have the primary responsibility for the regulation of gambling in Australia. In the past decade State and Territory Governments have

More information

Submission by Sportsbet Pty Ltd Re:think Tax Discussion Paper

Submission by Sportsbet Pty Ltd Re:think Tax Discussion Paper Submission by Sportsbet Pty Ltd to Re:think Tax Discussion Paper June 2015 Executive Summary An expanding digital economy will be a significant contributor to Australia s future economic prosperity. The

More information

THE RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING CODE 2015. www.abb.uk.com

THE RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING CODE 2015. www.abb.uk.com THE RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING CODE 2015 www.abb.uk.com INTRODUCTION The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) published its Code of Conduct for Responsible Gambling in September 2013. The ABB represents over

More information

IPS Lunch Forum Harm Minimisation Measures Taking the Long View on Gambling

IPS Lunch Forum Harm Minimisation Measures Taking the Long View on Gambling Harm Minimisation Measures Taking the Long View on Gambling 1 IPS Lunch Forum Harm Minimisation Measures Taking the Long View on Gambling 4 July 2012 By Valerie Koh IPS Research Assistant Introduction

More information

Debt collection compliance guide

Debt collection compliance guide Debt collection compliance guide June 1999 This guide has been prepared by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for businesses that collect debts. It is divided into four sections: Part A

More information

Discussion Paper 1, A contribution to community consultation. Self exclusion: A strategy to take back control.

Discussion Paper 1, A contribution to community consultation. Self exclusion: A strategy to take back control. Discussion Paper 1, 2015 A contribution to community consultation. Self exclusion: A strategy to take back control. Preamble Amity Community Services Inc. (Amity) is a non- government, non- denominational,

More information

Research for the review of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001

Research for the review of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 Research for the review of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 Gambling and 'In-the-run' betting April 17 2012 Report to the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Allen Consulting

More information

THE FRAMEWORK, PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS TO WHICH EGBA MEMBER OPERATIONS ANNUALLY SUBSCRIBE, COMMIT AND ADHERE TO. FEBRUARY 2011

THE FRAMEWORK, PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS TO WHICH EGBA MEMBER OPERATIONS ANNUALLY SUBSCRIBE, COMMIT AND ADHERE TO. FEBRUARY 2011 EGBA STANDARDS THE FRAMEWORK, PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS TO WHICH EGBA MEMBER OPERATIONS ANNUALLY SUBSCRIBE, COMMIT AND ADHERE TO. FEBRUARY 2011 EGBA 2011 1 FOREWORD ABOUT THE EGBA STANDARDS The European

More information

Internet Gambling Regulation. Richard Brading Principal Solicitor Wesley Community Legal Service

Internet Gambling Regulation. Richard Brading Principal Solicitor Wesley Community Legal Service Internet Gambling Regulation Richard Brading Principal Solicitor Wesley Community Legal Service Mediums for interactive gambling Internet gambling on a computer Phone gambling voice or interactive phone

More information

AGRC DISCUSSION PAPER NO. 3, 2014. Interactive gambling. Sally Gainsbury

AGRC DISCUSSION PAPER NO. 3, 2014. Interactive gambling. Sally Gainsbury AGRC DISCUSSION PAPER NO. 3, 2014 Interactive gambling Sally Gainsbury AUSTRALIAN GAMBLING RESEARCH CENTRE NOVEMBER 2014 AUSTRALIAN GAMBLING RESEARCH CENTRE One of the most significant changes to the gambling

More information

5:12-95.17 Findings, declarations relative to Internet gaming at Atlantic City casinos The Legislature finds and declares that: a. The 1976 amendment

5:12-95.17 Findings, declarations relative to Internet gaming at Atlantic City casinos The Legislature finds and declares that: a. The 1976 amendment ARTICLE 6C. INTERNET GAMING 5:12-95.17 Findings, declarations relative to Internet gaming at Atlantic City casinos The Legislature finds and declares that: a. The 1976 amendment to the New Jersey Constitution

More information

COALITION S POLICY DISCUSSION PAPER ON PROBLEM GAMBLING

COALITION S POLICY DISCUSSION PAPER ON PROBLEM GAMBLING 1 COALITION S POLICY DISCUSSION PAPER ON PROBLEM GAMBLING 1. Introduction The Coalition understands that gambling is a major problem for some Australians. For many others, it is a recreational activity

More information