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Submission by CGRA: Interactive Gambling Amendment (Prohibition on Credit Card Use) Bill 2020

Publication date: 
April 2021

The Canberra Gambling Reform Alliance (CGRA) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications Inquiry into the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Prohibition on Credit Card Use) Bill 2020.

The Bill would prevent online gambling service providers from accepting payments by credit card (either directly or indirectly), create a criminal offence and civil penalty provision for a person who accepts, facilitates or promotes credit card payments for interactive gambling services, and provides for the Australian Communications and Media Authority to enforce and review the new requirements.

This Bill creates an opportunity to reduce gambling harm resulting from online gambling. We urge the committee and all members and senators of the Australia parliament to support this important Bill.