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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 9news.com.au.
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.