Topic archives: gambling regulation

Foxtel uses its puppet peak body to avoid gambling regulation

February 8, 2018 4

Foxtel seems to be pushing for an exemption from tough new laws surrounding gambling ads, by using ASTRA, the peak subscription TV body, to show mercy to its "small audiences".

Ladbrokes looming regulation in UK a stark contrast to Australian Labor

December 11, 2017 3

Ever heard of a takeover bid where the amount of cash paid to shareholders is contingent on an upcoming regulatory decision? That’s what British gambling giants GVC and Ladbrokes came up with last week as they attempt to create a $10 billion gambling behemoth amidst a regulatory crackdown in the UK. Ladbrokes, one of the […]

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

January 7, 2014 1

Is an appointment for the Responsible Gambling Ministerial Advisory Council a case of poacher-turned-gamekeeper? Plus other whispers ...

TV networks ditching betting? A long-odds loser

TV networks ditching betting? A long-odds loser

April 22, 2013 10

An announcement on live odds this morning from Free TV Australia looks significant. But it's more spin than substance.

We’re asking the wrong questions about gambling

We’re asking the wrong questions about gambling

March 21, 2013 2

Are Australian gamblers getting value for money? Darryl Woodford -- a researcher on social media, video games and gambling -- writes at Inside Story about the holes in gambling regulation.

How to end pokies addictions

November 10, 2011

Former pokies addict Scott Eagar offers an alternative viewpoint to fighting problem gambling amongst the talk of pokies legislation and pre-commitment: kill the feature option.

Essential: divisions over Occupy, but we’re gunning for CSG

Essential: divisions over Occupy, but we’re gunning for CSG

October 31, 2011 3

Voters support the concerns of the Occupy movement, but don't support the protests themselves and are divided over whether police were justified in breaking them up, new polling shows.

Last Bets: around the world in online casinos — first stop, Gibraltar

June 22, 2011 2

Untaxed, unregulated and under the radar, the so-called "unofficial" sector of online gambling is increasing in popularity.

Last Bets: regulating gambling’s grip on sport

Last Bets: regulating gambling’s grip on sport

May 30, 2011 2

Having a bet on the baseball might be illegal in every American state bar Nevada, but every morning on the sports pages are the odds. It's a reminder to those who would like to outlaw betting on Australian sports.

Essential: the Labor Party … trashing its brand since 2009…

Essential: the Labor Party … trashing its brand since 2009…

April 27, 2011 12

The extent of Labor's brand damage is once again apparent, today's Essential Report shows.