This is an expanded edition of Addisons' Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter. It contains articles on current gambling issues, ranging from summaries of the current position relating to the regulation in Australia of pre-commitment in connection with gaming machines to the aftermath of last week's High Court decisions relating to the constitutional validity of the race fields regime.

We also comment on an issue that has been highlighted recently in the British press, namely, whether game shows are in fact gambling or glamorise gambling (and the implicit question as to whether further regulation is appropriate). Our article summarises the differences in approach between the UK and Australia.

Finally, we comment on practical issues likely to affect all businesses in the gambling sector, the ability for directors of Australian operators to suppress their residential details, cybersquatting remedies, the new PPS register and the imminent national business names register.

And all of this without any comments about the imminent release of the DBCDE report on its review of the IGA – this will be covered in our next newsletter.

If you have any queries or comments relating to this newsletter, please feel free to contact one of Addisons Media and Gambling Team

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