Australian Gambling Regulator Fails to Notify Bookmakers of Self-Excluded Addicts
Australia's main sports gambling regulator failed to notify bookmakers of almost 50 self-excluded addicts, calling for better regulation of the $50bn sports gambling industry.
Australia's Northern Territory Racing Commission (NTRC) has admitted that the identities of almost 50 addicts who requested to be banned from betting were not sent to several bookmakers, in some cases for at least five years since they first asked for help.
The self-exclusion register also allows individuals to ban themselves from receiving gambling advertisements.
The NTRC wrote to several companies, alerting them to a flaw in the territory's self-exclusion register.
The turnover of sports betting companies licensed in the NT has doubled from $24.6bn in 2018, resulting in calls for better regulation of the $50bn sports gambling industry.