Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015

29 March 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-530-3

View the report as a single document - (PDF 365KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership (PDF 23KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background (PDF 59KB)

Conduct of inquiry
Reports of other committees
Purpose and overview of the bill
Structure of this report

Chapter 2 - Harm minimisation mechanisms (PDF 069B)

Prevalence of online sports betting
Addressing online problem gambling
Regulation of online sports betting

Chapter 3 - Key issues (PDF 114KB)

Restrictions on micro betting
Restrictions on advertising
Inducements and credit
Mandatory pre-commitment
Betting limits
Mandatory staff training
Interactive Gambling Regulator
National Self-exclusion Register
Financial transaction blocking

Chapter 4 - Committee view (PDF 27KB)

The O'Farrell Review and government response
Consideration of the bill

Labor Senators' Additional Comments (PDF 14KB)
Dissenting report by Nick Xenophon Team Senators - 'With online gambling, you can lose your home without having to leave it' (PDF 39KB)

A national regulator
Restrictions on advertising
Self-exclusion register
Harm minimisation
NXT Recommendations

Appendix 1 - Submissions and additional information (PDF 14KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearing (PDF 11KB)

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