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Gambling Politics

Australia should have ‘Murphy’s law’ gambling ad ban by now: Costello

Australia’s most prominent anti-gambling advocate is disappointed Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has not announced a betting crackdown before the Dunkley byelection to honour the legacy of the seat’s former MP, Peta Murphy. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.


BetStop’s first six months sees 18,000 adopters 

Australians aged 40 and under make up the bulk of the more than 18,000 people who have signed up to the Albanese Government’s gambling exclusion register in its first six months. Source: ABC News.

Gambling New South Wales

NSW includes thousands more pokies in cashless gaming trial

More than 4400 electric gaming machines will be added to the New South Wales cashless gaming trial, including clubs that have raked in some of the state’s highest pokies profits. Source: NCA Newswire.

Gambling Politics

Online gambling ad ban an opportunity to cement MP’s legacy: Independents

Independents are calling on the Albanese Government to build on the legacy of the late Labor MP Peta Murphy by banning online gambling ads as Social Services Minister Amanda Rishworth says it is still considering a report recommending the move. Source: The Age.

Gambling New South Wales

Number of pokies in NSW cashless trial to jump from 500 to 5000

The New South Wales Government’s trial of cashless gaming will involve 10 times as many poker machines as initially promised after the independent panel overseeing gaming reform was swamped with venues wanting to take part. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.


Punters choosing lifetime bans from online gambling

Almost 10,000 Australians have signed up to a register preventing them from gambling online, with most choosing a lifelong exclusion period. Source: The West Australian.

Gambling Victoria

Victorians back crackdown on poker machines

The majority of Victorians support mandatory pre-commitment limits and carded play on all Victorian poker machines which the Andrews Government has committed to without announcing when it will introduce the reforms. Source: The Age.


Self-exclusion register helps problem gamblers help themselves

A new service will help people struggling with gambling to cut themselves off from placing bets with the launch of the national self-exclusion register, BetStop. Source:

Gambling New South Wales

Independent MP’s push to fast-track gambling reforms

An independent New South Wales MP targeted by the gambling industry before the state election will attempt to fast-track cashless gambling into pubs and clubs ahead of a 12-month trial, insisting the evidence to back the technology already exists. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.