Aussie Anti-gambling Bill Tabled

AUSSIE ANTI-GAMBLING BILL TABLED

20th June, 2011 at 14:13:56
Source: http://www.azonlinecasinos.com

Politician submits bill restricting a variety of gambling activities

A private member's bill has been formally tabled by Australia's anti-gambling independent politician Senator Nick Xenophon.

If passed by Parliament the bill would restrict a number of gambling activities in Australia and includes a ban on advertising of betting venues, online casinos and other online gambling sites during G-classified (General Audience) programmes, spot-betting and exotic bets according to a report in The Age.

The bill provides for harsh penalties for those involved in match-fixing, as agreed by state and federal sports ministers, and provides for a maximum 10-year sentence and hefty fines.

The bill will be referred to the committee on gambling reform and form part of an existing online gambling inquiry.

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