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Call for Equal Legislation in Australian Online Gambling Market

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Clubs Australia, the land based gambling operator, has called on the Australian government to create equal legislation in the country’s gambling market that would apply to online casino as well.

One of the main complaints put forward by Clubs Australia is that there seems to be no regulations applied to ensure that online casinos follow a policy of responsible gambling practices.

“Standardizing gambling laws would mean online operators would be banned from accepting bets placed with a credit card and offering gambling inducements such as $1000 in free bets, and would also be required to have staff trained in responsible gambling,” said David Costello, Chief Executive of Clubs Australia. “If you go to Centrebet website and click on 'Responsible Gambling', you will be redirected to a website in Los Angeles which offers nothing more than an email address.”