Interactive Gambling Amendment (Prohibition on Credit Card Use) Bill 2020

On 18 March 2021, the Senate referred the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Prohibition on Credit Card Use) Bill 2020 to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 July 2021.

The deadline for submissions to this inquiry is 29 April 2021.

On 23 June 2021, the Senate granted the committee an extension of time to report to 8 October 2021.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526

About this inquiry

The bill would amend the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 to prevent interactive gambling service providers from accepting payments by credit card (either directly or indirectly), create a criminal offence and civil penalty provision for a person who accepts, facilitates or promotes credit card payments for interactive gambling services and provides for the Australian Communications and Media Authority to enforce and review the new requirements.

Past Public Hearings

10 Sep 2021: via videoconference


Inquiry Status

Report tabled


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