Regulation of the use of financial services such as credit cards and digital wallets for online gambling in Australia

November 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76093-325-8

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Committee membership

Abbreviations

List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction and report structure

  Duties of the Committee
  Terms of Reference
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Structure of the report
  Acknowledgements
  Notes on references

Chapter 2—Background

  Introduction
  Gambling industry structure
  Which gambling services are regulated in Australia?
  The role of the Australian Communications and Media Authority
  Harms from gambling
  Committee view

Chapter 3—Online payment systems

  Introduction
  Debit and credit payment methods for online gambling
  Definition and regulation of types of credit for online gambling
  Overview of current bans on using credit for gambling in Australia
  Limitations and issues with how the system currently operates
  Committee view

Chapter 4—Policy options for banning online gambling with credit cards

  Introduction
  Using Bank Identification Numbers to block credit for online gambling
  Using Merchant Category Codes to block credit for online gambling
  Responsible Wagering Australia‚Äôs self-regulatory proposal
  Committee view

Dissenting Comments by Senator Bragg

  Recommendation 1
  Recommendation 2
  Conclusion

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearings

Appendix 3—Bans in Australian states and territories

Appendix 4—The 10 measures of the National Framework

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3583
Fax: +61 2 6277 5719
corporations.joint@aph.gov.au