Live sports betting and loot boxes will be investigated by the Australian Gambling Inquiry

Live sports betting and loot boxes will be investigated by the Australian Gambling Inquiry

Summary:

Peta Murphy, chair of the lower house’s standing committee on social policy, is taking charge of a government inquiry into the effects of online gambling on problem gamblers and teenagers. Those with a history of problem gambling are being sought by the inquiry, which is set to tour Australia.

Peta Murphy, chair of the lower house’s standing committee on social policy, is taking charge of a government inquiry into the effects of online gambling on problem gamblers.

Consumers with a history of problem gambling are being sought by the parliamentary inquiry as it tours Australia. Along with the advertising of live sports betting and the use of simulation gambling in video games, the main points of query are believed to be loot boxes.

Murphy has previously spoken about the need to restrict the advertising of gambling services and products during televised sporting events.

How effective the current regime is in reducing problem gambling is what we want to do with this inquiry. It is not about banning gambling, it is about reducing problem gambling and seeing if we can stop it before it starts.

The inquiry may inform government policy changes and examine the effectiveness of current online gambling regulations. Advertising on social media and through sponsorship in sports are included.

The promotion of odds can only be advertised from five minutes before the start of play until five minutes after the event. Murphy would like to see tougher rules.

You would think that sports betting wouldn’t be advertised during a live broadcast. I think most people are aware that you do.

The federal government is under pressure from anti-gambling advocate Andrew Wilkie and teal independents.

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We have an issue when children are having conversations about sports betting, wanting to set up sports betting apps on their phones and even betting on the federal election.