Responsible Wagering Australia claimed there was no evidence of a relationship between using credit cards for online betting and gambling problems.
Australia.- Responsible Wagering Australia (RWA), an independent trade advocacy body for Australian‑licensed wagering providers has responded against a proposal to ban credit card gambling.
The body argued that there was no evidence for a link between problem gambling and the use of credit cards for online gambling.
The debate around the use of credit cards to gamble online began back in 2019 when an association launched a public consultation.
In March, Queensland MP Andrew Wallace has stated Australia’s four biggest banks back plans to ban credit card spending on online gambling. Some banks have already introduced a ban.
Australian bank Westpac has announced the launch of an app to block online gambling transactions.
WA Relationships Australia, which has recently asked Crown Perth to include clocks and natural light to avoid gamblers losing track of time, says many clients feel they are not playing with actual money when gambling with credit cards