Gambling Ministers agree to consumer protection framework for online wagering (NAT)

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Australia/NZ

NATIONAL:  The Federal Government has reached agreement with State and Territory Ministers to establish a strong National Consumer Protection Framework for online wagering.

Chaired by the Minister for Human Services, Hon Alan Tudge MP, Commonwealth, state and territory gambling ministers met today in Melbourne and gave in-principle agreement to key aspects of the Government’s response to the O’Farrell Review of Illegal Offshore Wagering.

This includes:

  • a national self-exclusion register for online wagering;
  • a voluntary pre-commitment scheme for online wagering; and
  • prohibition of lines of credit being offered by wagering providers