GAMING & LEISURE: World Online Gambling Law Report – Final Report on Australia’s Interactive Gambling Act 2001

30 April 2013


The Australian Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (‘the department’) released the Final Report on its Review of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (IGA) on 12 March 2013. The IGA is a federal legislation passed in 2001 with the aim of minimising the scope for problem gambling among Australians through interactive technologies such as the internet. The IGA makes it an offence to provide interactive gambling services, such as online gaming (for example, online poker and casino games) and certain types of online ‘in-play’ wagering (that is, bets made after the start of the sporting match/event), to customers present in Australia.

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