This issue of Addisons' Gambling Law & Regulation newsletter is issued in connection with the Australasian Gaming Expo and Gaming, Racing and Wagering Australia 2012 Conference.
It contains a number of articles of importance to the gambling sector, including articles relating to problem gambling and fantasy sports, as well as commentaries on recent cases relating to the advertisement of betting inducements and a disciplinary action brought against a Northern Territory corporate bookmaker.
We also include further commentary in connection with the article in our April 2012 issue relating to the treatment of game shows by the UK Gambling Commission.
Since the last edition of our newsletter, the Interim Report of the DBCDE on its review of the IGA has been released. Further details are set out in our focus papers at http://www.addisonslawyers.com.au/knowledge/DBCDE_Inquiry_into_Interactive_Gambling_Act_–_Interim_Report_–_What_Does_it_Mean_for_Wagering_Operators_in_Australia__–_Potential__for_Change_in_Australian_Online_Gambling_Regulatory_Landsca354.aspx and http://www.addisonslawyers.com.au/knowledge/DBCDE_Inquiry_into_Interactive_Gambling_Act_–_Interim_Report_Released_–_What_Does_it_Mean_for_Online_Gaming_in_Australia355.aspx.
Addisons has been involved in making various submissions in connection with the Interim Report and we look forward to the final report with interest.
Finally, we should mention that Jamie Nettleton, in his role as a Senior Fellow, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne will be co-presenting a masters course at the University of Melbourne in September entitled Gambling, Policy and the Law. For further information, please contact Jamie Nettleton direct or contact Melbourne University direct at http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/masters/courses-and-subjects/gambling-policy-and-the-law.
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