Australia has a loophole in its online gaming legislation

Other sectors of the industry feel threatened by online betting as it is currently one of the sectors in the industry that gathers in more money.

Australia.- Further online gaming regulations are stepping strong in Australia. In play wagers could be authorised through William Hill application for mobiles while the 2001 Interactive Gamblinc Act is being revised. Barry O’Farrell, former premier of New South, send to the government the recommendations for the bill that could legalise this way of betting besides the preexisting ones by phone or at shops.

“The games industry is already bigger than Hollywood; and while the film industry has benefitted from a number of programs to entice international companies to Australia, the games industry has struggled on with almost no assistance,” stated Scott Ludlam, Greens Senator. But there are also voices against the new laws, like Alan Tudge, Assistant Minister for Social Services in the country, who assures that this revision could lead to worse controversies than the Australian Open tennis tournaments, for example.

Furthermore, all sectors that could become instant competitors, like major players and around 4,000 TAB pubs and clubs operators, are establishing a “grassroots lobbying campaign” to end this political breakthrough that could cause them great losses if the Parliament approves it. Racing industry is also supporting them and against all law changes.