Gambling and Australia’s federal election

    Published in: Latest IntelligenceBy Peter CohenThe Agenda GroupBetting on the result of Australia’s federal election is a legal activity, with a number of licensed bookmakers offering a variety of betting opportunities. But what should the gambling industry be preparing for?There are a number of possible results from this election but according to the polls, the most likely outcome will be a win for Tony Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition. In fact, as we get closer to election day, the polls suggest we will know the result quite early on Saturday evening – with a clear victory predicted for the coalition. The coalition’s published gambling policy has four specific aims: ·         Proceeding with voluntary, rather than mandatory, pre-commitment for gambling machines·         More counselling and support services and better research·         Effective self-exclusion programs·         A stronger online gambling environment.It is not a detailed policy, but the brief explanation provided gives a flavor of what to expect....

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