A state within Australia has been requesting harsher betting restrictions for mobile gambling, online gambling and land based gambling. The state of New South Wales has created a committee which will look into creating new laws which will make harsher restrictions for all forms of gambling. This regulation in return would stop problem gambling and potentially addictions in the future. These new laws would impact online gambling and mobile gambling more than land based gambling as the state believes these forms of gambling are more addictive. It just happens to be a coincidence that there are more than twelve land based casinos located in the New South Wales State.
There are many people who believe that the New South Wales state are creating these new laws in order to increase their profits at their land based casinos. There is a considerably larger amount earned for the state in revenue when it comes to land based gambling then there is with online/mobile gambling. Regardless these laws would also apply to land based gambling which has a considerably low percentage of problem gambling.
One of the laws which have been suggested is that banks located in the state wouldn’t allow for online betting related transactions to be processed if those transactions are being made through an offshore online casino. This only proves the theory that this state is looking to capitalize on taxes, requiring punters to either play at an online/mobile casino operating within Australia or requiring punters to play at a local land based casino. These laws will have to be passed through by the head Australian Government which could prove to be more difficult than New South Wales believes.