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Interactive Gambling and Broadcasting Amendment (Online Transactions and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [2013]

 

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interactive Gambling and Broadcasting Amendment (Online Transactions and Other Measures) Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

(Senator Xenophon)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act about online financial transactions connected with interactive gambling services, and other gambling matters including sports betting

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Prohibitions on corporations offering gambling services.................... 2

4............ Regulations......................................................................................... 2

5............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments relating to online transactions                             3

Interactive Gambling Act 2001                                                                                  3

Schedule 2—Amendments relating to inducements to gamble                    5

Interactive Gambling Act 2001                                                                                  5

Schedule 3—Amendments relating to broadcasting about gambling     7

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                                7

Schedule 4—Amendments about obtaining a financial advantage by deception, in relation to a code of sport                                                                                                                 11

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           11

 



A Bill for an Act about online financial transactions connected with interactive gambling services, and other gambling matters including sports betting

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Interactive Gambling and Broadcasting Amendment (Online Transactions and Other Measures) Act 2011 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the 28th day after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

3   Prohibitions on corporations offering gambling services

             (1)  A corporation that offers a gambling service must not offer the following types of gambling:

                     (a)  spot betting, exotic betting, in-play betting or any similar form of betting; and

                     (b)  betting on losing outcomes.

Penalty:  10,000 penalty units.

             (2)  In this section:

betting on losing outcomes has the meaning prescribed by the regulations.

exotic betting has the meaning prescribed by the regulations.

gambling service has the meaning prescribed by the regulations.

in-play betting has the meaning prescribed by the regulations.

spot betting has the meaning prescribed by the regulations.

4   Regulations

                   The Governor-General may make regulations prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted to be prescribed by this Act; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.

5   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.