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Nanny state govt doubles down on failed online gambling ban

Bernard Keane August 22, 2016 4 Comments

Rather than accept that banning online gambling doesn't work and makes problem gambling worse, the government is determined to impose a nanny state solution.

Tom Waterhouse plays the odds with $100m sale

Tom Waterhouse plays the odds with $100m sale

Adam Schwab August 13, 2013

Tom Waterhouse might not have walked away with the mountains of cash that have been reported from the sale of his eponymous betting business. So why sell at all?

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer May 27, 2013 2 Comments

The government already has rules against betting during a game -- it just needs to extend them to phone betting. Plus other political views along the way.

Gambling insider: you’re lowering all our odds, Tom

Gambling insider: you’re lowering all our odds, Tom

Crikey May 6, 2013 15 Comments

Tom Waterhouse has to be stopped, according to one gambling industry insider. His pervasive brand of promotion is giving everyone in the gambling game a bad name. Now Tony Abbott is on the case.

What are the odds on Tom Waterhouse going the distance?

What are the odds on Tom Waterhouse going the distance?

Adam Schwab April 23, 2013 7 Comments

Tom Waterhouse is everywhere, but will his business go the distance? The ubiquitous online bookmaker has a high-risk business strategy mirroring the dot-com legacy.

Sportsbet derails betting on trains, after Metro demands cancellation

Tom Cowie June 14, 2012 1 Comment

Online betting agency Sportsbet.com.au has stopped offering odds and refunded all bets on the punctuality of Melbourne's trains, after the private trains operator demanded the market be removed due to concerns over "public safety".

All aboard for train betting, as novelty wagers hit the fast track

Tom Cowie June 13, 2012 2 Comments

In a new twist on the rising popularity of novelty gambling, online betting company Sportsbet.com.au has started taking bets on Melbourne's trains meeting punctuality and service requirements.

Why Australia needs an online poker trial

Bernard Keane June 4, 2012 13 Comments

Online poker is about to undergo major growth. Efforts to ban it will defeat the purpose of gambling regulation.

Floodgates to remain tightly closed on online gambling

Bernard Keane May 30, 2012 1 Comment

The government's online gambling review identifies the key problem about online gambling but does little to address it.

Offended by ‘nanny state’, Coalition wants more censorship on gambling

Offended by ‘nanny state’, Coalition wants more censorship on gambling

Bernard Keane November 3, 2011 21 Comments

The Coalition has proposed greater internet censorship as part of its counter-proposals on gambling reform. The US experience shows it doesn't work.