Betting and Gambling (and remember, Please Gamble Responsibly)

Australians can no longer gamble with credit cards or digital currencies from today.

The ban takes full effect after a 6 month transition period, following an amendment to the Interactive Gambling Act 2001, which was passed in Parliament late last year.

"Australians should not be gambling with money they do not have," said Minister for Communications the Hon Michelle Rowland.

"This ban builds on the significant progress to minimise gambling harm that the Albanese Government has made over the past two years, which is already benefitting thousands of vulnerable Australians." pic.twitter.com/iBS4yQOhuE

— 10 News First (@10NewsFirst) June 10, 2024

Federal government press release
https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/rowland/media-release/credit-cards-now-banned-online-wagering

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Gill appointed CEO of Tabcorp.

He was also in the running for the Chairman of Racing Victoria.

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Big news. TAB chairman spoke highly of his CV too. Looks like a sweet salary too, will be challenging Eddie McGuire’s millions soon :joy:

It’s doing the rounds online today too, over all the gambling/advertising plague in Australia.

And I believe Kylie Rogers (another recently departed AFL executive) is now VRC CEO or Chairwoman.

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Kylie Rogers will become the new VRC CEO from September 1.

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This feels a bit icky - it’s bad enough that Gil oversaw the game at a time when betting became almost ubiquitous with the sport and did little to reduce the link, but to be the second former CEO in succession to move on to executive roles in gambling really makes you wonder…

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I’m talking about Racing Victoria the governing body for thoroughbred racing in Victoria, not the Victoria Racing Club (Flemington).

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