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Operators Fined for New South Wales Gambling Adverts

New South Wales gambling advertisement controversy

Four operators are in legal trouble after disobeying laws regarding New South Wales gambling advertisements.

In Australia gambling news, Betchoice, trading as Unibet, Crownbet, and Tabcorp, and Bet365, trading as Hillside, have been indicted by state government for disobeying terms of the Racing Administration Regulation 2012. The regulation in question bans New South Wales gambling advertisements that offer punters credits or rewards as a way to entice them into gambling.

Due to their disobedience, the gambling operators have each been issued the maximum fine of $5,500 by the state’s Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing, and their adverts taken down.

This is not the first case of illegal New South Wales gambling advertisements

This New South Wales gambling advertisement scandal is not the first of its kind. The state government had recently prosecuted and convicted popular online sportsbook Ladbrokes for breaking Australian gambling laws, after which they’d issued warnings about illegal gambling advertising.

Ladbrokes had been convicted of three counts of publishing illegal gambling adverts, and was eventually fined $7,500, with incurred legal costs being an additional $18,000. Earlier that year Australian sports betting websites SportsBetting and ClassicBet were fined for breaking similar laws.

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