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Australia – Tasmanian study highlights ‘cherry picking’ in Labor’s pokie crackdown

A recent study into gambling in Tasmanian has shown that despite a promised Labor crackdown on pokies announced in December, Tasmanians are gambling less frequently and when they do, they are increasingly betting on their phones. The three-yearly Social and Economic Impact Study (SEIS) showed poker machine use was steady since the last survey in…

The Netherlands – Dutch Gambling Authority confirms online crackdown

The Dutch Gambling Authority (Kansspelautoriteit, KSA) has confirmed it will deploy a stricter enforcement strategy for the coming period to combat illegal online gambling. This means that the KSA will no longer issue a warning first but will take immediate enforcement measures. Such measures may involve fines of up to €820,000 or 10 per cent…